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English: Glucose metabolism and various forms of it in the process.
  • Glucose-containing compounds are digested and taken up by the body in the intestines, including starch, glycogen, disaccharides and as monosaccharide.
  • Glucose is stored in mainly the liver and muscles as glycogen.
  • It is distributed and utilized in tissues as free glucose.

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Date 27 May 2009
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Author Mikael Häggström


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Human body diagrams

Main article at: Human body diagrams

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How to derive an image

Derive directly from raster image with organs

The raster (.png format) images below have most commonly used organs already included, and text and lines can be added in almost any graphics editor. This is the easiest method, but does not leave any room for customizing what organs are shown.

Adding text and lines:

Derive "from scratch"

By this method, body diagrams can be derived by pasting organs into one of the "plain" body images shown below. This method requires a graphics editor that can handle transparent images, in order to avoid white squares around the organs when pasting onto the body image. Pictures of organs are found on the project's main page. These were originally adapted to fit the male shadow/silhouette.


More organs are found at: Human body diagrams/Organs

Derive by vector template

The Vector templates below can be used to derive images with, for example, Inkscape. This is the method with the greatest potential.

See Human body diagrams/Inkscape tutorial for a basic description in how to do this.

Female shadow/silhouette. Full-body image is available.
Man shadow/silhouette.
Female photograph
Male photograph

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