NEET Zoology Digestion and Absorption Questions Solved

Most of the digestion occurs in 

(a) rectum

(b) stomach

(c) duodenum

(d) small intestine

Audio Explanation:

(d) Although some digestion begins in the stomach, most digestion and absorption take place in the small intestine. The purpose of the small intestine is to finish digestion and absorb nutrients.

The small intestine has three distinct regions – the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Duodenum plays a vital role in the chemical digestion of chyme in preparation for absorption in the small intestine. In jejunum, products of digestion (sugars, amino acids, and fatty acids) are absorbed into the bloodstream and ileum absorbs mainly vitamin B12 and bile acids, as well as any other remaining nutrients. So, it is most apprpriate to say that the most of the digestion takes place in the small intestine.

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