What describes the ileum of the small intestine?
The ileum of the small intestine is directly attached to the large intestine. It forms the majority of the small intestine. It is C-shaped and short. It is the middle portion of the small intestine. It is at the beginning of the small intestine.
The duodenum is only the first portion of the small intestine. The small intestine comprises the duodenum, the jejunum, and the ileum. Following the ileum of the small intestine is the ileocecal valve, which separates the small intestine from the large intestine. The duodenum is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter.
The ileum is the third and lowest division of the small intestine. The jejunum is the middle portion, and the duodenum is the first portion. The duodenum, jejunum and ileum all make up the small intestine. Visceral or intestinal means pertaining to the intestine. Combining form is: enter/o duodenum, jejunum, and ileum
What is the organ that the stomach empties into where broken down food is absorbed into the bloodstream?
The small intestine has three parts -- duodenum, jejunum and ileum. The ileum, being the last part of the small intestine, is the section that empties chyme into the beginning of the large intestine, which is the cecum. Chyme is released from the ileum through the ileocecal valve, a sphincter muscle, and into the cecum. I suggest you look at online or textbook illustrations of the gastrointestinal tract to see what this looks like.