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Biochemistry Vocab

Review of terms for Biochemistry test

organic contains the element carbon
inorganic does not contain the element carbon
carbohydrates an organic compound that comes from breads and grains
protein an organic compound that comes from meat
lipids an organic compound that comes from fats and oils
mechanical digestion the physical breakdown of food
bile substance produced in the body that breaks down fat
peristalsis the process of squeezing food down to the stomach by the esophagus
enzyme a substance produced by teh body that is used to speed up chemical digestion
starch type of carbohydrate that comes from beans and potatoes
saliva a watery fluid in the mouth that contains enzymes and aids in the digestion of food
mucus a slimy mixture that produces and lubricates inside areas of th body
Created by: mharlan