Question

Which of the following is not the function of large intestine?

A
Absorption of water
B
Nutrient absorption
C
Secretion of mucus to lubricate faeces
D
Temporary storage faeces in rectum
Solution
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The 4 major functions of the large intestine are:
  • Re-absorption of water and mineral ions such as sodium and chloride.
  • Formation and temporary storage of faeces.
  • Maintaining a resident population of over 500 species of bacteria.
  • Bacterial fermentation of indigestible materials.
  • So, the correct answer is "Nutrient absorption".

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