Absorption: Uptake. In the biomedical sciences, absorption has diverse specific meanings.
In the body, absorption is the process whereby a cell, tissue or organ takes up a substance.
In the intestinal tract, absorption is the uptake of food (or other substances) from the digestive tract.
In radiology, absorption refers to the taking up of energy by matter with which the radiation interacts.
In immunology, absorption is the process by which an antibody or antigen is used to remove a corresponding antigen or antibody from a mixture.
The net movement (transport) of water and solutes from outside a cell or an organism to the interior. ( chemistry ) The taking up of matter in bulk by other matter ...
noun 1. the act of absorbing . 2. the state or process of being absorbed . 3. assimilation; incorporation: the absorption of small farms into one big one. 4. uptake ...
abÂ·sorpÂ·tion (b-sÃ´rp sh n, -zÃ´rp-) n. 1. The act or process of absorbing or the condition of being absorbed. 2. A state of mental concentration.
Definition of ABSORPTION. 1. a: the process of absorbing or of being absorbed â€” compare adsorption b: interception of radiant energy or sound waves . 2
absorption /abÂ·sorpÂ·tion/ (-sorpÂ´shun) 1. the uptake of substances into or across tissues. 2. in psychology, devotion of thought to one object or activity only.