Explain the digestive processing and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, electrolytes,...

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Explain the digestive processing and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, electrolytes, and water. Also, explain what enzymes interact with the different foodstuffs.

Small Intestine:

Absorption of nutrients happen in the small intestine aided by several structures such as plicae circulares muscle, villi, and microvilli. These structures form evaginations which increase the surface area of the small intestine, thus allowing efficient absorption of nutrients.

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The food containing carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids are first mechanically broken down in the mouth by mastication. At the same time, chewing...

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Small Intestine: Nutrient Absorption and Role In Digestion

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Study the role that small intestine absorption plays in the digestive system. Learn what villi and microvilli are in the small intestine and how they assist with absorption during digestion.


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