sorb-, sorpt- +

(Latin: to suck in, to swallow; to take in)

external absorption
Absorption of material by the skin and the mucous membrane.
iodosorb
Wound cleansing gel with antibacterial properties containing cadexomer iodine.
malabsorption (s) (noun), malabsorptions (pl)
Imperfect taking in of food material by the body or inadequate food intake of nutrients, vitamins, or minerals from the intestinal tract: Susan's thinness was caused by malabsorption because her body was unable to use many of the proteins in the meals which she ate.

Common effects of malabsorption include diarrhea and weight loss; while in severe cases, there may also be malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, mineral deficiency, or anemia (deficiency of red blood cells).

mouth absorption
Oral absorption of material.

Some substances, but no nutrients, can be absorbed from the mouth; some drugs; especially, alkaloids, can be absorbed through the oral mucosa.

nonabsorbable suture
A suture made form a material that is not absorbed by the body; such as, silk, silkworm gut, horsehair, certain synthetic materials, or wire.
parenteral absorption
Absorption from a site other than the gastrointestinal tract.
pathological absorption
Absorption of a substance normally excreted; for example, urine, or of a product of disease processes; such as, pus, into the blood or lymph.
protein absorption
In the digestive process, hydrolyzation of proteins to their constituent amino acids in the walls of the intestines.

They are transported via the portal vein to the liver and then into the general circulation and to the tissues.

Each tissue synthesizes its own form of protein from the amino acids received from the blood.

reabsorb, resorb
To absorb anew or again; to take in again by absorption.
small intestine absorption
Absorption of digestive products that occurs in the small intestine; especially, the ileum.

Products of digestion absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract pass into either blood or lymph. The mesenteric veins unite to form the portal vein and to carry such blood to the liver, the mesenteric lymphatics are called lacteals because, during absorption of a fatty meal, the lymph they contain, called chyle, looks milky.

sorbefacient
A substance or preparation causing absorption.
sorbose
A whitish crystalline sugar that is an isomer of fructose and a fermentation product of sorbitol, used in the preparation of vitamin C.

Sorbitol is a white crystalline sweet alcohol extracted from the berries of the mountain ash tree, or manufactured synthetically, and used as a sweetener and in cosmetics, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals.

stomach absorption
Absorption of water, alcohol, and some salts through the gastric mucosa.