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What is the function of lacteals?

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2013-01-24 15:44:28
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Lacteals (lymph capillaries located in the small intestine) absorb dietary fats.

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Lacteals absorb digested fats

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Lacteals are the lymphatic vessels in the small intestine. Lacteals are responsible for absorbing and digesting fats that the body consumes.

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yes. every mucosal villi in the small intestine contains a venule(vein) and arteriole (artery) and a lymph vessel (specifacally lacteals). The lacteals (lymph vessels) serve an important function in the absorption of fats and other nutrients. The capillaires transport the products of digestion of dietary proteins and carbohydrates, and the lacteals transport those of dietary fats.

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Lacteals are lymphatic vessels found in small intestinal villi. While other nutrients such as amino acids and saccharides are absorbed into the blood stream, lacteals and the lymphatic system are used to absorb fats.

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Triglycerides are absorbed by the lacteals of the small intestine. Triglycerides go into the lymphatic system and are converted into chyle.

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Is it true that intestinal villi contains capillaries and lacteals important for chemical digestion?

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The specialized lymph capillaries located in the small intestine are called lacteals. These lacteals are important in that they absorb fat.

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The lacteals transfer the chyle to lymph vessels in the walls of the small intestine. The chyle, which are fat globules, passes into larger lymph vessels that carry it into the cisterna chyli.

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Yes, lacteals are small lymphatic vessels that absorb fats and fatty acids from the small intestine.

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Located in small intestinal villi.

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Lacteals (also found in the blood stream)

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Lacteals are lymphatic vessels found in small intestinal villi.

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Lacteals are the specialized lymphatic capillaries of the small intestine which transfer fats from the digetive system into the blood. Chyle (pronounced Kyle) is milky fluid found in the lacteals formed by fat globules and lymph.

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The lymphatic vessels around the small intestine are called LACTEALS

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The small intestine contain a hair-like protrusion called villi. They aid in digestion by increasing surface area for nutrients to be absorbed. On those villi, there are absorption sites called lacteals. Lacteals are specialized vessels that absorb fatty acids.

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The lymph in the lacteals has a milky appearance due to its high fat content and is called chyle.

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The lacteals, or lymph vessels do. The blood absorbs amino acids and sugars from the small intestine, while lacteals absorb triglycerides (fat), cholesterol, and the fat-soluble vitamins. These three nutrients are built up into chylomicrons in the epithelium of the small intestine, and it is these chylomicrons that are taken up by the lacteal.

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fat-soluble vitamins, such as B, D, E and K. Not water-soluble vitamins, such as B and C.

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Digested food soup. ^ Whatever numbnut put this up here I hope you drown. The correct answer is the lacteals.

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Fats that are unable to be transported by the bloodstream are absorbed by the lacteals. They are lymphatic vessels.

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Lipids are absorbed in the intestine by microscopic blind tubules called lacteals. The lipids are then tranported by the lymphatic system to one of the subclavian veins.


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