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Of, pertaining to, characterized by, subjecting to, by means of, or promoting, digestion


(1) Any substance that can cause, enhance, or promote digestion; digestant

(2) Abbreviation for digestive biscuit


Word origin: Latin dīgestīvus (to digest)

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Food to ATP energy?

... into nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. I guess this is a process during which the food looses some of the energy as our digestive system does not operate under 100% efficiency. I also suppose some of the energy is lost during the oxidation of those nutritients as well. ...

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by Viktor
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Food to ATP energy?
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Fasting and bloodsugar

... get higher. I can't imagine off the top of my head why it would make your blood sugar level rise more slowly unless you fasted so long that your digestive system was significantly reduced in efficacy.

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 1626


Chymotrypsin is a digestive enzyme that cleaves proteins at specific points around the carboxy terminal ends of a large hydrophobic amino acid (like tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine). Chymotrypsin molecules can also cleave other ...

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by supersapien
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chymotrypsin
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... thread is very old, I came across it while researching something about diet and pH. I agree that drinking while eating can adversely affect the digestive process. Additionally, drinking carbonated beverages brings other factors into digestion. When the carbon dioxide enters the stomach, the ...

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by MamaWrites
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 35657

G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... me it was safe and my dad had taken it for years when he was younger. I am now suffering from chronic abdominal pain that can be cramping or digestive; as well as diahrea for over 3 months. I believe that the Tetracycline killed off the good as well as the bad bacteria in my gut. (Though ...

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by V82
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
Replies: 11
Views: 3888
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