Assimilation

 

9.4 Assimilation
 
The transport of nutrients by the circulatory system for the assimilation
 
  • Glucose, amino acids, water-soluble vitamins, and minerals in all blood capillaries are transported to the hepatic portal vein which then transport the nutrients to the liver for the assimilation process.
  • The blood circulatory system transports the nutrients from the liver to the body cells for further assimilation.
  • Tiny droplets of lipids and fat-soluble vitamins inside the lacteal are transported to the lymphatic vessel and later to the thoracic duct.
  • The nutrients will enter the circulatory system at the subclavian vein to be transported to the body cells.
 
Functions of the liver
 
  • Detoxification: Liver cells remove toxic substances from the blood.
  • Synthesis of plasma protein: Amino acids are used for the synthesis of plasma protein and enzymes.
  • Storage of nutrients: Convert glucose into glycogen to be stored.
 

 

Assimilation

 

9.4 Assimilation
 
The transport of nutrients by the circulatory system for the assimilation
 
  • Glucose, amino acids, water-soluble vitamins, and minerals in all blood capillaries are transported to the hepatic portal vein which then transport the nutrients to the liver for the assimilation process.
  • The blood circulatory system transports the nutrients from the liver to the body cells for further assimilation.
  • Tiny droplets of lipids and fat-soluble vitamins inside the lacteal are transported to the lymphatic vessel and later to the thoracic duct.
  • The nutrients will enter the circulatory system at the subclavian vein to be transported to the body cells.
 
Functions of the liver
 
  • Detoxification: Liver cells remove toxic substances from the blood.
  • Synthesis of plasma protein: Amino acids are used for the synthesis of plasma protein and enzymes.
  • Storage of nutrients: Convert glucose into glycogen to be stored.