Flashcards in Digestion of Lipids Deck (16)
What parts of the body are used in the digestion of lipids?
What happens to lipids in the mouth?
The food is chewed
What happens to lipids in the stomach?
The heat from the stomach melts the fat which increases the surface area for digestion
What is the duodenum?
It is the first part of the small intestine
What happens to lipids in the duodenum?
Bile from the liver emulsifies the fats
Pancreatic juice from the pancreas contains the enzyme lipase which begins to break the fats into fatty acids and glycerol
What is the ileum?
The last part of the small intestine
What happens to lipids in the ileum?
Intestinal juice containing lipase finishes the breakdown of fats into fatty acids and glycerol
What enzyme is involved in the digestion of lipids?
Where in the body does the enzyme lipase break down lipids?
The duodenum and ileum
What substance emulsifies fats in the duodenum?
Lipase is an enzyme found in which bodily fluids?
What is the function of lipase?
It breaks down lipids into fatty acids and glycerol
Where does bile come from?
Where in the body does bile emulsify fats?
How does the pancreas contribute to the digestion of lipids?
The pancreas produces pancreatic juice which is secreted into the duodenum of the small intestine where it's enzyme lipase breaks down lipids into fatty acids and glycerol