Lacteals facilitate the transportation of digested fats from the villi of the small intestines, according to the University of the Western Cape's Department of Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. Each of the villi is ... More »

The primary function of the villi in the small intestine is to increase the absorption of nutrients from food passing through the small intestine. Intestinal villi are small thread-like objects that line the intestines i... More »

Lymph fluid comes from the intestines, where the digestive system produces a fluid called chyle, which is rich in proteins and fats. It also contains many immune cells, particularly lymphocytes, to attack any pathogens. ... More »

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The functions of skeletal muscles are to bring about specific movements to the number of bones present in the human skeleton, according to the University of the Western Cape. In relation to a vertebrae body, skeletal mus... More »

A diagram of the abdomen shows that the abdominal cavity contains a number of vital organs, including the stomach, intestines, kidneys, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. It is the largest cavity in the human body, with th... More »

The combined length of the small and large intestines averages 25 feet long. Individually, the uncoiled small intestine has an average length of 20 feet, while the large intestine has an average length of 5 feet. The len... More »

On average, food takes six to eight hours to pass through the stomach and small intestines. Liquids are not digested separately from foods, and they follow the same digestion process. In liquid-only diets, the digestion ... More »

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