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Ingestion

Definition

noun

(1) The process of taking a material (e.g. foodstuff) into the mouth or body.

(2) The process or act of engulfing particles by cells (e.g. phagocytic cell).


Supplement

Ingestion is the mode of transmission in certain diseases, especially parasitic diseases.


Word origin: Latin ingestus ptp. of ingerere to throw or pour into.

Related form: ingest (verb)

Compare: egestion


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Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity

... absorption, translocation, and perhaps metabolic pathways. Exposure of a toxicant to periods of stress and food intake may also be a factor. After ingestion of some toxicants, emesis may occur if the stomach is empty, but if partly filled, the toxicant will be retained and toxicosis can occur. ...

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by 2444256703
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:30 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Main Factors that Affect Clinical Consequence of Toxicity
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Views: 258

Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... it is not harmful. Slime molds cause very little damage. The plasmodium ingests bacteria, fungal spores, and maybe other smaller protozoa. Their ingestion of food is one reason slime molds are not considered to be fungi. Fungi produce enzymes exogenously (outside of their bodies) that break down ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
Replies: 2
Views: 6289

Re: Refutation of Evolution theory

... the organism will reduce itself every time it reproduces and vanish after a few generations. This growth system necessitates subsystems of ingestion of materials from the outside world, processing of those materials, distribution, and absorption of those materials to the proper place, building ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
Replies: 13
Views: 15926

Refutation of Evolution theory

... the organism will reduce itself every time it reproduces and vanish after a few generations. This growth system necessitates subsystems of ingestion of materials from the outside world, processing of those materials, distribution, and absorption of those materials to the proper place, building ...

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by caveman
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Refutation of Evolution theory
Replies: 13
Views: 15926

Can prions change the shape of gelatin into a prion? Why or

Prions are infectious proteins (misfolded proteins) found in animals. It caused by ingestion of contaminated meat. Basically, ground up bones/waste meat were used as protein supplement for livestock (dead cattle ingesting alive cattle), it allowed prions to move ...

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by hiyasminguyyoche
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:45 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can prions change the shape of gelatin into a prion? Why or
Replies: 1
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