Uptake Through the Gut

  • Erik Skadhauge
Part of the Zoophysiology book series (ZOOPHYSIOLOGY, volume 12)


After salts, water, and nutrients have been ingested, they are normally absorbed in the small intestine together with water and salt from secretions from oesophagus, crop, proventriculus, gizzard, and glands of the digestive system. Investigations on the role of the processes of intestinal absorption and secretion for salts (Na, K, Cl) and water are reviewed in the first section of this chapter. In the second section the osmotic and solute composition of the intestinal contents will be considered. A third section considers the role of the intestinal caeca, when present, in osmoregulation.


Uric Acid Japanese Quail Domestic Fowl Domestic Duck Intestinal Caecum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Skadhauge
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  1. 1.Institute of Medical Physiology, Dept. AUniversity of Copenhagen, The Panum InstituteCopenhagen NDenmark

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