GASTROLAB / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GASTROLAB / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Small intestine. Endoscopic view of the normal interior of a person's terminal ileum - the end of the small intestine. The healthy intestinal lining (mucosa) with villi (finger-like protrusions) is clearly visible. This is the region of the gastrointestinal tract where nutrients are absorbed through the villi as food is digested.
Model release not required. Property release not required.