Digestive Diseases and Conditions

Small Intestine
The small bowel (or small intestine) is the longest portion of the GI tract. It is called "small" because it is thin or narrow compared to the "large" bowel (also known as the colon). However, the small bowel at 14 feet on average is much longer than the large bowel. The small bowel is a vital organ involved in nutrient absorption.

 
 
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