Permeability and Related Phenomena: Basic Concepts

  • V. Capraro
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 70 / 1)

Abstract

The overall permeability of the intestinal wall is a complex phenomenon in which simple diffusion, across the cellular layer and the intercellular space, and carrier-facilitated transport are involved. The carrier mediation results in facilitated diffusion or in an energy-requiring transport (active transport). Furthermore, the intestinal permeability of water is clearly distinguishable from the permeability to solutes.

Keywords

Permeability Luminal Mannitol Glycoside Renin 

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