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and dephosphorylation of the transporter (covalent numbered sequence of events occurring during transport.

ers are secreted by the pancreas and enter the intestinal lumen. The products of digestion are absorbed across the epithelial cells and enter the blood and/or lymph. Vitamins, minerals, and water, which do not small lranum. i ge ,

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Two major glands—the pancreas and liver—secrete substances that flow via ducts into the duode-

the stomach, has both endocrine (Chapter 18) and exocrine functions, but only the latter are directly involved in gastrointestinal function and are described in this chapter. The exocrine portion of the pancreas secretes (1) digestive enzymes and (2) a fluid rich in, bicarbonate ions. The high acidity of the chyme coming from the stomach w "

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Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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