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Large Intestine
...  until the liver. It then traverses through the abdomen, and goes down to the anus where it ends. The large intestine’s traverse portion is backed up by mesocolon, a specialized part of the mesentery structure. The large intestine’s role in human digestion is actually only minor; it just absorbs the leftover food, water and electrolytes. It is more concerned with storing fecal  ...

Serous Membranes
...  The parietal peritoneum line the whole abdominal cavity. The parietal peritoneum folds over itself, creating an existential fold near the back wall of the abdominal cavity. This is where the mesentery is found. The mesentery provides support to the gastrointestinal tract, and allows the small intestine to move freely. This is also what the vessels and the nerves use for passage. A  ...

Small Intestine
...  is part of the stomach) and the ileocecal valve (which is part of the large intestine). It is specifically found in the central lower portion of the abdominal cavity, supported (in structure) by the mesentery (excluding the first segment). The small intestine wall is lined with ontestini villi, microvilli and plicae circulares. Movement of the small intestine is allowed by the mesentery,  ...


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