Digestive System

• Cells in the stomach have a membrane H+/K+ ATPase active transport pump that creates an extremely acidic gastric juice (p. 566)

• Water is absorbed in the intestine by osmosis following the absorption of sodium chloride (p. 574)

• An intestinal membrane carrier protein transports dipeptides and tripeptides from the intestinal lumen into the epithelial cells (p. 589)

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