What is the function of liver?
Stored as emergency supply for energy
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The glucose that is in excess and is not used up by the body is stored in the liver and the muscles in the form of glycogen. This is like a storage of energy during the time of a crisis. Two hormones called glucagon and insulin help with regulation of the blood glucose levels. When the body has glucose in sufficient amounts, the body stores the glucose and converts it to glycogen; and when there is a scarcity and a requirement then the glycogen is converted back to glucose to be used up by the body.
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Absorption till mitochondria. the pathway
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Yes, you are right. The rest goes back into the blood stream to the heart, then the lungs, the capillaries and then to various cells of the body and is finally diffused into the cytoplasm, where it is broken down by the process of diffusion and reaches its final destination which is the mitochondria.
This is generally what happens to the absorbed glucose and is the complete pathway. It is a little technical and difficult for a lay person to understand, which is why I thought you were asking about the simpler question and answered that in my previous response. I hope this helps provide you with the information you have been looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I would be more than happy to help you.
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