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Composition of Bile (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:01 Now, let's take a look at what makes up bile.

    00:04 There's six major parts to bile.

    00:06 Bile salts, cholesterol, bicarbonate, bilirubin, water, and phospholipids.

    00:13 I know, there's a list again.

    00:15 Watch closely and see what I've done for you to help you chunk this information so you remember it better.

    00:21 Remember that is the key to successful studying.

    00:24 Nobody enjoys spending hours and hours studying, but I want to make sure the time you do invest get you the best bang for your buck.

    00:33 So let's take a look first at bile salts.

    00:36 Bile salts mix with ingested fats and that's what helps promote the absorption of fats from the GI tract.

    00:42 Remember food goes in your mouth down to your stomach and into your small intestine.

    00:47 So we're going to start with bile salts.

    00:49 They're kind of in a category all by themselves.

    00:53 Now, watch how the words light up.

    00:56 Okay, cholesterol, bilirubin, and phospholipids.

    01:01 We're going to group these three together because they're all end products of metabolism.

    01:07 Bile salts category all by itself.

    01:10 Cholesterol, bilirubin, and phospholipids are all end products of metabolism.

    01:16 Now, finally, bicarbonate and water.

    01:21 The third group are the ones.. kind of think of them as common things back down with water and bicarbonate.

    01:27 My nephew has a word for this.

    01:30 Whenever he would have diarrhea he would say, "Whoo. I have spicy poop." That's because when you have diarrhea things are moving through your GI tract way too quickly.

    01:40 We haven't had time for the water and bicarbonate to get there and to calm things down.

    01:45 So, you know with acid and enzymes that should not be exiting your body that quickly exiting your body.

    01:52 So water and bicarbonate are the common downers.

    01:56 So we've got 6 things but we broke it into three categories.

    02:01 Bile salts, category all by itself.

    02:04 End products of metabolism, cholesterol, bilirubin, and phospholipids.

    02:09 You got them there, in the pink color.

    02:11 And then kind of the grayish color bicarbonate and water.


    About the Lecture

    The lecture Composition of Bile (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Functions of the Bile (Nursing).


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    1. Bile salts
    2. Water
    3. Cholesterol
    4. Blood
    5. Potassium

    Author of lecture Composition of Bile (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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