What does the GI use to counteract the hydrophobic nature of lipids and increase their surface area to aid digestion?
Which organ processes the majority of nutrients before they can be used by the other organs of the body?
A cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder and is performed as a method for treating symptomatic gallstones. Patients who have had a cholecystectomy often experience diarrhea for a couple of weeks after the surgery. Why might this occur?
Bile release will be altered and lipids may be incompletely digested resulting in loose bowels
What is the purpose of villi in the small intestine?
The villi increase the surface area and enhance digestion and absorption of nutrients
The secretion of bile, the metabolic processing of nutrients, the removal of aged red blood cells, and the synthesis of plasma proteins are among the functions of which of the following organs?
Bile facilitates the action of lipases by breaking down fat globules into smaller droplets. What is this process called?