Duodenum - located at the junction of the stomach and the small intestine, the duodenum is the first part of the small intestine.
Functions of the Duodenum
After the food leaves the small intestine, the next organ is the duodenum. The small intestine is the organ where most digestion occurs. It is very important to keep an eye on your stools during defecation because signs of abnormality in your feces can be early indicators of problems in the duodenum, small intestine, the greater digestive system, or anywhere else in the body.