GCSE biology absorption in the gut

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  • Absorbtion in the gut
    • Two functions of the small intestine
      • digestion and absorbtion
        • It breaks food down into small bits (digestion)
          • Protein
            • Fats
              • Carbohydrate
                • Glucose
              • Glycerol (lipids)
            • Amino acid
    • It breaks food down into small bits (digestion)
      • Protein
        • Fats
          • Carbohydrate
            • Glucose
          • Glycerol (lipids)
        • Amino acid
    • Guts surface area (Absorption)
      • Taken into the blood by active transport
        • It has a different consentration
          • diffusion takes in vitamins B+C and medical or any other drugs/alcohol
          • Lymphatic systems
            • Made in the lymphnotes
            • contains lymph
            • Contains white blood cells and is transported through the Lymphocyte vessels

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