Flashcards in 25. Vitamin/mineral absorption Deck (7)
Absorbed as Fe2+ in duodenum.
Absorbed in small bowel.
Absorbed in terminal ileum along with bile
salts, requires intrinsic factor.
• Iron is absorbed as this ionized form mainly in this part of the small intestine.
Fe2+ is absorbed in the duodenum
• Folate is mainly absorbed in these parts of the small intestine.
Jejunum and ileum
• A patient has resection of the ileum as part of surgery for Crohn disease. For which vitamin deficiency might he be at risk?
Vitamin B12 (absorbed in the ileum while bound to intrinsic factor)