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I heard a mother on a baby show say this and I loved it,

"Motherhood is the most complex word in the English language. How can anybody really describe what it is."

So, so, very true! We wear so many hats and juggle so many things. In a nutshell, we are amazing!

For A&P Students: Digestion of Carbohydrates


For those of you who have stumbled across my blog because you have googled "Digestion of Carbohydrates" this is for you! I hope my simple MNEMONIC helps you! These are just major points to help you. You can fill in the rest.

It goes like this:

Sal: Salivary Amylase in oral cavity begins to breakdown starches
Took: (Bolus) travels down the esophagus to stomach by peristalsis
Carlos: (Salivary Amylase) continues to digest starches and glycogen until stomach acid renders it inactive (about 1 - 2 hours).
Down: In duodenum remaining complex carbs are broken down by pancreatic alpha - amylase
Alley: Arrive at brush boarder enzymes where disaccharides and trisaccharides are broken into monosaccharides.
Induced: I
ntestinal epithelium absorbs the monosaccharides by facilitated / co-transport.
Money: Monosaccharides diffuse into the capillaries of the villus -->
He: Hepatic Portal Vein -->
Left: Liver -->
Happy: Hepatic Vein -->
It's: I
nferior Vena Cava -->
Harlem: Heart --> and finally to bloodstream!

Hope you all like it and it helps!

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