Why Is Diffusion Important To The Body

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When spreading occurs of a solid, liquid, or gas across the plasma membrane, from a higher concentration gradient to a lower concentration gradient until they are equal is called diffusion. Temperature and the size of the concentration difference has different effects on diffusion. If the temperature is high the particles moves faster, which causes faster diffusion to occur. So if the temperature is cold or low the particles move slower causing a slower diffusion rate. Diffusion will take place faster when the concentration difference is bigger than the concentration difference being small. Diffusion is important to the body because the process allows waste to be removed out of the cells and useful molecules to enter the cell. Breathing is one of the many mechanisms that happens because of diffusion. When oxygen is inhaled it goes into the blood and carbon dioxide moves in the blood to the air in the lungs. Diffusion occurs in many different ways inside the body than you could ever imagine.…show more content…
While the nutrients is in the body, it builds more cells that is needed in order to maintain a healthy state. Outside of a cell that is in need of nutrients creates a concentration gradient between the cell and blood vessel. By the concentration being so low in the cell, diffusion allows the nutrients to get through the blood vessel wall and directly into the cell. Malabsorption Syndrome is a prime example of why the body needs diffusion. “Malabsorption Syndrome refers to a number of disorders in which the intestine can’t adequately absorb certain nutrients into the bloodstream. It can impede the absorption of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats), micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), or both” (Kerr and Cafasso

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