Peritoneal membrane that holds the small intestine?
The peritoneal membrane that holds the small intestine to the posterior abdominal wall is the mesentery. It is very important in the digestive system.
Surface Area and Diffusion The small intestine is all about maximizing surface area. The immense amount of folding enables it to be very long meaning more surface area. The villi further increases surface area. They are projections that provide even more membrane surface area that food, while passing through the small intestine, will come in contact with. This contact with the membrane of the small intestine is how absorption occurs. Nutrients that are used in…
The pancreatic duct comes from the pancreas to the small intestine as does the accessory pancreatic duct. Pancreatic juice containing important buffers and digestive enzymes travels through these ducts into the lumen or hollow part of the duodenum or first part of the small intestine. Physically, there is some connective tissue that holds both the pancreas and small intestine in place and near each other.