Absorption In the Small and Large Intestines: Journey from the stomach to the bloodstream

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What twisted tubes your lunch must travel through to transform into energy! In this simulation, you will learn about nutrient absorption in the small and large intestines and the implications of the intestines malfunctioning.

Functions and cells of the intestines
Begin with identifying the small and large intestines on the human 3D model and aligning the functions of these organs with their structures. Do they have any roles other than absorption? Investigate which cells build intestines and how they facilitate their functions. Are some cell types more common in the small intestine than in the large intestine? Do intestines share common features, or are they completely different?

Complexity of the small intestine
Jump into an animation and follow a piece of food on its journey throughout the small intestine. Observe how the food gets into the intestine and discover various structures aiding the absorption of nutrients. In the virtual intestine, you will learn what a brush border is and whether it really brushes your food before you absorb it into the bloodstream!

Implications of malnutrition
Analyze the implications of the dysfunction of the small and large intestine by matching the lack of a particular nutrient with its corresponding consequences (and visible symptoms). Can the lack of vitamin D have a negative impact on your hair and muscles? What effect can protein deficiency have on your breath? Talk to our scientists and discover the connections between malnutrition and common intestinal diseases.

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In this simulation, you will step into the Anatomy and Physiology lab to discover how essential your intestines are in maintaining human life. Investigate what happens if your intestines malfunction and learn why you really need to eat your veggies!

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Learning Objectives

  • Compare the wall composition of the small and large intestine and relate this to their function
  • Explore the function of the villi in the lining of the small intestine
  • Detail the implications of dysfunction of absorption in the small and large intestine

Simulation Features

Length – 22 minutes
Accessibility mode – Not Available
Languages – English

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Early Stage Bachelors Level
EHEA Second Cycle
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