What is the significance of the direct connection between the capillaries of the small intestine and those infiltrating the liver?

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    The liver is the most important organ in the body and, as such, receives nutrition directly from the small intestine.
    Blood which lost water during digestion travels directly to the liver, where the water is replaced.
    This connection allows ingested toxic materials to travel directly to the liver, where they are detoxified.
    The connection allows bile produced by the liver to have direct access to the digestive tract.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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This connection allows ingested toxic materials to travel directly to the liver, where they are detoxified.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)



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