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How are absorbed nutrients transported through the body?

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10/09/2007

The gastrointestinal systems purpose is to enable the extraction of absorbable nutrients from food during the digestive process, which

is both mechanical and chemical. It is as follows: * The Esophogus.....after chewing and then swallowing foods

*The stomach...........where pepcin & HCI are released/becomes

Chyme/enzymes & acids break down to almost

liquid mass

*The Duodenum........bile/pancreatic enzymes are released/

becomes liquid like syrup, nutrients some water

& drugs are absorbed/passes thru to blood & lymph

*Large Intestine........Absorbs bitamins/minerals/most water & becomes

mostly solid waste here

*Rectum......................Some water is absorbed/holds mass for removal

*Anus..........................Exit for fecal mass removal Hope this helps......Diane L. Vermillion