The effects of alterations in villus shape on the intestinal mucosal surface of the albino rat; the relationship between mucosal surface area and the crypts.

@article{Kapadia1976TheEO,
  title={The effects of alterations in villus shape on the intestinal mucosal surface of the albino rat; the relationship between mucosal surface area and the crypts.},
  author={Silloo B. Kapadia and Suzanne J. Baker},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={1976},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={256-68}
}
The villi and crypts of the small intestine of the albino rat (Rattus norvigicus) have been enumerated and measured at different ages from 2 weeks to 8 months. The number of villi increased up to the third month of age and the number of crypts up to the eighth month. In the proximal intestine, the mean length of the villus base increased up to the fifth… CONTINUE READING