jejunum


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je·ju·num

 (jə-jo͞o′nəm)
n. pl. je·ju·na (-nə)
The section of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin iēiūnum (intestīnum), fasting (intestine) (so called because in dissection it was always found empty), neuter of Latin iēiūnus.]

jejunum

(dʒɪˈdʒuːnəm)
n
(Anatomy) the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
[C16: from Latin, from jējūnus empty; from the belief that the jejunum is empty after death]
jeˈjunal adj

je•ju•num

(dʒɪˈdʒu nəm)

n.
the middle portion of the small intestine, between the duodenum and the ileum.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin jējūnum, n. use of neuter of Latin jējūnus (see jejune); so called because thought to be empty after death]
je•ju′nal, adj.

je·ju·num

(jə-jo͞o′nəm)
The middle part of the small intestine, connecting the duodenum and the ileum.

jejunum

The middle part of the small intestine, between the duodenum and ileum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jejunum - the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileumjejunum - the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
small intestine - the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
Translations

je·ju·num

n. yeyuno, porción del intestino delgado que se extiende del duodeno al íleon.

jejunum

n yeyuno
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Small intestine and ceca were weighed and the total length was measured then the small intestine was separated into duodenum, jejunum (proximal to Meckel's diverticulum) and ileum (proximal to ileo-caecal junction) and for each part measurements of length and weight.
Further down in the jejunum, it's broken down into smaller molecules of nutrients that can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
MRP2 presents the highest expression in the jejunum segment (8).
This was followed by mass resection along with a segment of the jejunum.
Microbial count of jejunum, villus morphology of jejunum, digesta viscosity of ileum and digesta pH of digestive tract
Double-balloon enteroscopy showed multiple inflammatory polyps in the upper jejunum and circumferential ulceration in the stenosed jejunum (diameter <0.
Having removed the mesentery, it could be easily decomposed in a straight line without loop on the nonstick, smooth surface, then the length was measured, the intestine was divided into segments: duodenum, jejunum and colon.
During his intra-operative examination, the jejunum was nor-mal, while the duodenum starting from the pyloroduodenal opening was necrotic (Figure 2).
On laparotomy, 65 had perforations in jejunum and ileum, while liver was involved in 18 cases, Colon was injured in 16, cecum in 7.
Pre-prandial Stomach 30 min 60 min Duodenum <10 min <10 min Upper jejunum 60 min 30 min Lower jejunum 60 min 30 min Upper ileum 60 min 60 min Lower ileum 60 min 120 min Proximal colon 4-12 h 4-12 h B.
Ileum was the most common site of injury recorded in 19 patients followed by jejunum in 13 patients.