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    Digestion, absorption, and elimination of carbohydrates

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    1- describe the digestion, absorption, and elimination of carbohydrates.

    2- describe the mesenteries found in the digestive tract and their functions.

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    1. Carbohydrates for a major portion of our daily diet. They include polysaccharides (multiple sugars linked together such as starch, cellulose and glycogen), disaccharides (two sugars such as sucrose, maltose and lactose) and monosaccharaides (single sugars such as glucose, fructuous and galactose).

    During digestion polysaccharides are broken down into disaccharides in the mouth and duodenum. The enzymes that do so are salivary amylase and pancreatic amylase. Disaccharides are further broken down into monosaccharaides in the small intestine by the maltase, lactase and sucrase. ...

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