Passage of particles through the wall of the gastrointestinal tract.

  title={Passage of particles through the wall of the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={G. Volkheimer},
  journal={Environmental health perspectives},
In the normal process of digestion, not only substances in solution are absorbed. Solid, undissolved particles in macrocorpuscular form, are "kneaded" into the mucosa during their passage through the digestive tract. These particles in the micrometer size range pass between the epithelial cells into the subepithelial layer. From here they are transmitted both by the lymph vessels and by the mesenteric veins into the circulation, where they remain for a considerable time. This phenomenon, termed… CONTINUE READING
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