Okay, we’ve covered a lot of topics today,
but what I want to go through is where we
have gone and what you’ve understood now.
And that is that we’ve undergone
through carbohydrate metabolism,
primarily through amylase.
We talked about fat metabolism and
again, that’s different depending upon
if it’s a short chain versus
a normal triglyceride.
Proteins have lots of different enzymes,
but we have talked through
their ability of how they work
in terms of those enzymes digestion
and its associated processes.
We’ve also gone through the explanation
of how these macronutrients,
fats, carbohydrates and proteins,
ions and water travel
across the enterocyte
and are picked either by the
portal vein or the lymphatics.
And finally, we talked about some of the
unique aspects of the splanchnic circulation,
in particular how the portal vein links a
lot of the gastrointestinal system back
to the liver before it goes
to the systemic circulation.