Small Intestine

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Measuring an astounding 20 feet long, the small intestine is the place where most nutrients from food are absorbed into the bloodstream. Finger-like projections called 'villi' soak up digested fats and other nutrients into the lymphatic system. Ironically, the small intestine is actually longer than the large intestine, also called the colon. The small intestine moves digested food along by the process of squeezing its muscles in a wave, a process known as peristalsis. All of EcoSmartDesigns' handmade, pewter charm jewelry designs are proudly made in the USA.

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