intestinal digestion n.
The part of digestion carried on in the intestine, affecting all foodstuffs, including starches, fats, and proteins.
With the establishment of intestinal digestion and absorption this vessel grows rapidly in size.
For the integrity of intestinal digestion it is required that mastication and stomach digestion should be normally performed.
A brief review of the physiology of intestinal digestion will be of aid in making clear its pathology.
The integrity of intestinal digestion depends upon the normal performance of all the preceding stages of digestion.
intestinal digestion begins when the softened mass passes through the pylorus.
With these troubles and faults of intestinal digestion a gastro-duodenal catarrh is usually associated.
intestinal digestion cannot begin until the food becomes alkaline.
Notwithstanding the derangement of the stomachal and intestinal digestion, the deposition of fat continues in an abnormal ratio.
The above results show that specific products of decomposition are normal components of intestinal digestion.