An infant is given an injection of vitamin K at birth because:

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    The liver has not matured
    Gastric enzymes still are being secreted
    The large intestine has no bacteria
    The small intestine has no peristaltic action
asked Jun 17, 2012 in Anatomy & Physiology by anonymous
    

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The large intestine has no bacteria
answered Jun 17, 2012 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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