Some articles on small intestines:
... it denatures proteins for further digestion in the small intestines, and provides non-specific immunity, damaging or eliminating various pathogens ... In the small intestines, the duodenum provides critical pH balancing to activate digestive enzymes ... The mucosal tissue of the small intestines is alkaline with a pH of about 8.5 ...
Famous quotes containing the words intestines and/or small:
“I held a bayonet
that was for the earth of your stomach.
The belly button singing its puzzle.
The intestines winding like the alpine roads.
It was made to enter you
as you have entered me....”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“the small tuft of fronds or katydid legs above each eye, still
numbering the units in each group;
the shadbones regularly set about the mouth, to droop or rise”
—Marianne Moore (18871972)