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  Jejunum



Jejunum

    The middle section of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.

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Intestine
The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.

Duodenum
The first part of the small intestine.

Ileum
The lower end of the small intestine.



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J gene
A gene segment coding for the J or joining segment in immunoglobulin DNA; V genes translocate to J segments in L chains, and to D and J segments in H chains. Also, codes for a portion of the T-cell receptor.

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Jejunum

Joint
Where the ends of two or more bones meet.

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Veins that carry blood from the head back to the heart.

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Junctional complex
A heart rythm not being generated by the normal SA node of the heart, but rather down in the bundle of HIS or Purkinje fibers.

Jugular
Of the neck or throat, as in jugular veins.

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