Okay ive just taken up A level biology and have been given some homework which to be honest i have alot of revising to do and a little help would be very much appreciated
what regions of the digestive system are most of the following substances absorbed?…
1) glucose and amino acids
2) Alcohol (liver?)
– where would small materials that don’t require breakdown, like alcohol, be absorbed?
This one left me wondering a bit. Since the ethanol needs to be metabolized into CoA where it can be used as glucose. So I was thinking liver first (Alcohol dehydrogenase) , then blood? But to be honest I was unsure on this.
What made me wonder is the fact that it is released into the bloodstream still as ethanol (which is why it makes you drunk), so the liver and pancreas must act as the metabolizer.