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36. We eat food composed of all the nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. After digestion, these are absorbed in the form of glucose, amino acids, fatty acids, glycerol, etc. What mechanisms are involved in absorption of digested food and water?

36. We eat food composed of all the nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. After digestion, these are absorbed in the form of glucose, amino acids, fatty acids, glycerol, etc. What mechanisms are involved in absorption of digested food and water?

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60782 Points
2 years ago
Water is absorbed through the process of osmosis. Fatty acids and glycerol are diffused through submissive transport mechanism. Active transport helps in the absorption of glucose, amino acids and some ions.

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