Question: What is an example of absorption in digestion?

Another example of biological absorption is the absorption of digested food specifically through the wall of the intestine (especially, the small intestine). The digested food in the small intestine passes through the walls of the small intestine into the blood vessels by diffusion or by active transport.

What is absorption digestion?

Digestion is the chemical breakdown of the ingested food into absorbable molecules. Absorption refers to the movement of nutrients, water and electrolytes from the lumen of the small intestine into the cell, then into the blood.

What happens during absorption in the digestive system?

Digested food molecules are absorbed in the small intestine . This means that they pass through the wall of the small intestine and into our bloodstream. Once there, the digested food molecules are carried around the body to where they are needed.

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