Metabolism,Nutrition, and Body Temperature

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Metabolism,Nutrition, and Body Temperature
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2011-06-07 19:14:43
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  1. Metabolic building of simple compounds into more complex substances needed by the body
    anabolism
  2. Metabolic breakdown of substances into simpler substances; includes the digestion of food and the oxidation of nutrienrs molecules for energy
    catabolism
  3. Simple sugar; main energy source for the cells; dextrose
    glucose
  4. Compound built from glucose molecules that is stored for energy in liver and muscles
    glycogen
  5. Region of the brain that controls the pituitary and maintains homeostasis
    hypothalamus
  6. Measure of the energy content of food; techinally, the amount of heart needed to raise 1 kg of water 1 centigrade
    kilocalorie
  7. Lack of proper nutrition
    malnutrition
  8. Rate at which energy is released from the nutrients in the cells
    metabolic rate
  9. Inorganic substance; in the diet, an element needed in small amounts for health
    mineral
  10. Chemically breakdown of nutrients for energy
    oxidation
  11. Organic compound needed in small amounts for health
    vitamin

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