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Where is the largest number of hormone-producing cells found in the body?

A. The pituitary
B. The small intestine
C. The pancreas
D. The liver

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Which of the following features is characteristic of the ileum, as opposed to the jejunum?

A. The presence of valvulae conniventes
B. The presence of Peyer patches
C. Larger vasa recta
D. Less fatty mesentery

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Within the intestine, epithelial cells originate from stem cells, proliferate in the crypts, and migrate up the villus in 2 to 5 days. This process replaces cells that are removed due to apoptosis or exfoliation. This rapid turnover makes the small intestine susceptible to:

A. Radiation damage
B. Starvation
C. Exogenous steroids
D. Hypothermia

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A pocket- or sock -like outpouching on the anti-mesenteric side of the distal ileum, called a Meckel diverticulum, is caused by:

A. Excessive traction on the intestine during childbirth
B. Increased intraluminal pressure
C. A persistent vitelline duct
D. A mutation of the c-Mec gene

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How much fluid normally enters the adult small intestine each day?

A. 2 L
B. 4 L
C. 6 L
D. 8 L

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