Where are most drugs broken down in the body?
Yes. In order for the body to use food, the food must be broken down into it's most basic elements. Complex carbohydrates are broken into simple carbohydrates, proteins are broken down into amino acids and fats are broken down into fatty acids. Some of this break down takes place because of the acids in your stomach, but enzymes in the stomach and mouth are required to further dismantle food into usable nutreints.
Digestion allows the foods that we eat to be broken down into the nutrients that our body needs to function: simple carbohydrates, essential amino acids, fatty acids (glycerols), and essential minerals. Most carbohydrates that we eat are complex carbohydrates that our body cannot use unless they are broken down. Digestion is the process that breaks down such complex carbs into simple carbs useful to our body. We eat proteins but amino acids are the building…
The stomach is actually a precursor to the bloodstream. Nutrients are are broken down in the stomach, most are then sent to the intestines to be broken down further, and absorbed into the bloodstream and lymphatic systems. Considering that this is in Surgery and Hospitalization, I'm guessing you're curious about IV nutrients. These are already broken down into simple sugars (and sometimes amino acids) that your body doesn't need to digest.
The monosaccharide glucose, which is not a macromolecule, is most commonly broken down to make ATP in the process of cellular respiration. However, starch (in plants) and glycogen (animal starch) macromolecules are composed of millions of glucose molecules bonded together, and when the cells start to run out of glucose molecules, the starch or glycogen is broken down to release more glucose molecules that can then be broken down to make more ATP.
No, not all drugs are bad for your body. All drugs can be bad for you if taken in too large quantity, especially alcohol or most substances in cigarettes. If drugs are taken in moderate quantities, they don't necessarily need to be bad for you. Some drugs can even be liberating and all social constraints that exist in this world. Besides, the term 'bad' or 'good' for your body is very hard to quantify.
No, but it will make you pee! There is no way to "detox" your body when you use illegal drugs. If you choose to do drugs, you are going to have to take the consequences of your action. Most drugs take about a week to get out of your system for a drug test, but some last for much longer. WikiAnswers encourages you to go to rehab and get clean!
Simply, a drug is a chemical absorbed into the body, to alter normal body function. Commercial drugs, illegal narcotics, legal non-medicinal drugs (caffeine, nicotine) and herbal remedies all have one thing in common, the chemicals inside them are meant to affect a person's body functions. They are all 'drugs'. Yes that is right, they are all drugs, most come from herbs, roots and various weeds. Everyone using herbal remdies should be aware of the effects…
Drugs are metabolised by the liver and are broken down into water soluble products - these can sometimes be highly harmful, which are later removed by kidneys. This process of converting fat-soluble drugs into water soluble metabolites that can be excreted by the kidney is carried out in the liver. The kidney is the most important organ involved in the elimination of drugs and their metabolites. Removal by kidneys is just like removal of other…