intestinal digestion


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intestinal digestion

[in′tes·tən·əl di′jes·chən]
(physiology)
Conversion of food to an assimilable form by the action of intestinal juices.
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The researchers were able to obtain pH-responsive release characteristics during simulated gastric and intestinal digestions.
To test the influence of bag size and SS:SA ratio on intestinal digestion, the experiments were performed with 2 bag sizes with external dimensions of 20x20 mm (small bag size; SBS) and 30x30 mm (large bag size; LBS) and 2 SS:SA, i.
Energetically, small intestinal digestion offers efficiency advantages over ruminal fermentation of non-structural carbohydrates thus digestion in the small intestine must be optimized.