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Question 5#

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

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

Correct Answer is D

Comment:

Eight to nine liters of fluid enters the small intestine daily, of which over 80% is absorbed. This includes 2 L from oral intake, 1.5 L of saliva, 2.5 L of gastric juice, 1.5 L of biliopancreatic secretions, and 1 L of fluid secreted by the small intestine.