Question

The main function of lacteal in the human small intestine is the absorption of:

A

Glucose and vitamins

B

Amino acids and glucose

C

Water and vitamins

D

Fatty acids and glycerol

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Solution
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Correct option is D)

Lacteals are lymph vessels responsible for absorbing fat in the small intestine. Occurring in the finger-like villi of the ileum, lacteals have a milky appearance and drain into the lymphatic system. Before fat can pass into the lacteal, bile from the liver causes its emulsification into small droplets for action of the enzyme lipase.

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