Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Online ISSN : 1881-7742
Print ISSN : 0301-4800
ISSN-L : 0301-4800
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Flow Behavior of Digesta and the Absorption of Nutrients in the Gastrointestine
Toru TAKAHASHI
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2011 Volume 57 Issue 4 Pages 265-273

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Digesta flow-behavior types in the intestinal lumen, such as turbulent and laminar flow, should define modes of digestion and absorption. This review presents a simulation of flow behavior in the intestinal lumen and discusses the behavior of nutrients and enzymes in the intestinal lumen under laminar-flow conditions. The significance of digesta viscosity for glucose and water absorption and digestion and fermentation in the intestine is also discussed.

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