Breaking through to the Other Side — Transport, Membranes, and Porous Material
In This Chapter
Failing to contain the fluid
Sneaking through the membrane
Eating too much and metabolism
Eliminating the excess
The ability of living organisms to absorb materials through membranes and transport it to cells is an important area of biophysics. This ability allows organisms to absorb materials and use the energy to continue living. Have you every wondered how your body uses food for energy to keep your body functioning? Or how fast a drug is eliminated from your body? This chapter answers these questions and more.
Here I take a closer look at diffusion, specifically focusing on the flow of fluids through other materials, such as other fluids, animals, plants, and porous materials. This chapter describes Fick’s law on how fluids flow through materials, examines how the body absorbs food and metabolizes it into energy for the body, and deals with what goes in must come out and how fast it leaves.
Examining the Ins and Outs of Diffusion
Diffusion is the process of particulates, ...