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Digestion and metabolism( 6 Oct)

Digestion and metabolism( 6 Oct)

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Digestion and Metabolism
Digestion and Metabolism
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Dr. Mohammad Akram
Dr. Mohammad Akram
CHM-203
CHM-203
Digestion
Digestion
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is the mechanical and chemical breaking
is the mechanical and chemical breaking
down of
down offood
food into smaller
into smallercomponents
com
ponents, to
, to
a form that can be
a form that can beabsorbed
absorbed, for instance,
, for instance,
by a
by a blood stream
blood stream. Digestion is a form of
. Digestion is a form of
catabolism
catabolism.
.
Proteins
Proteins
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\ue000Protein
Protein is composed of carbon, hydrogen,
is composed of carbon, hydrogen,
oxygen, nitrogen, and, in some cases,
oxygen, nitrogen, and, in some cases,
sulfur. Protein is the only nutrient that
sulfur. Protein is the only nutrient that
contains nitrogen, a fact that makes it both
contains nitrogen, a fact that makes it both
essential and potentially toxic.
essential and potentially toxic.
\ue000Amino acids
Amino acids building blocks constitute the
building blocks constitute the
larger molecular structures of protein.
larger molecular structures of protein.

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