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  • jejunum
  • The ileum, along with the jejunum, is suspended inside the mesentery, a peritoneal formation that carries the blood vessels supplying them (the superior mesenteric artery and vein), lymphatic vessels and nerve fibers. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is no line of demarcation between the jejunum and the ileum. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are, however, subtle differences between the two: The ileum has more fat inside the mesentery than the jejunum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The function of the ileum is mainly to absorb vitamin B12 and bile salts and whatever products of digestion were not absorbed by the jejunum. (wikipedia.org)
  • large
  • While the length of the intestinal tract contains lymphoid tissue, only the ileum has abundant Peyer's patches, unencapsulated lymphoid nodules that contain large numbers of lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • An underlying lamina propria composed of loose connective tissue and containing germinal centers and large aggregates of lymphoid tissue called Peyer's patches, which are a distinctive feature of the ileum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Peyer's
  • While the length of the intestinal tract contains lymphoid tissue, only the ileum has abundant Peyer's patches, unencapsulated lymphoid nodules that contain large numbers of lymphocytes and other cells of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • An underlying lamina propria composed of loose connective tissue and containing germinal centers and large aggregates of lymphoid tissue called Peyer's patches, which are a distinctive feature of the ileum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cross section of ileum with a Peyer's patch circled. (wikipedia.org)
  • absorption
  • Biologically speaking, it would make more sense that passive diffusion of quinine should occur more readily at the ileum since the intestines are able to facilitate absorption better than in the stomach. (physicsforums.com)
  • Type
  • Low power survey of human ileum mucosa stained for type IV collagen (Cy2, recolored red), PGP 9.5 pan-neuronal marker (Cy3, recolored green/aqua), and Ulex europaeus agglutinin (Cy5, recolored blue). (jacksonimmuno.com)
  • The type species (holotype) of the genus Ilea is Ilea fascia (O.F.Müller) Fries . (algaebase.org)
  • long
  • The mass was composed of long hair strands that formed a long tail that extended into the ileum and was removed through the gastrotomy (Figure 4). (appliedradiology.com)
  • found
  • Brunner's glands are not found in the ileum, but are a distinctive feature of the duodenum. (wikipedia.org)
  • amysamp - Like the article discussed Crohn's disease is a disease that involves the ileum but the specific ileum disease that is most commonly found with Crohn's disease is ileocolitis. (wisegeek.com)
  • image
  • cell nucleus with several pores of the nuclear membrane from rat ileum (for unlabelled original image click here , please! (uni-mainz.de)
  • article
  • I saw in the article that part of your ileum may become diseased but what are some specific ileum diseases that one might have? (wisegeek.com)
  • portion
  • If the ileum is considerably damaged, the patient may be recommended for surgery to remove the diseased portion. (wisegeek.com)