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Hersey BioChem Vocab

polymer molecules composed of many monomers; makes up macromolecules
monomer small chemical unit that makes up a polymer
carbohydrate compound made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms; a major source of energy for the body
monosaccharide simple sugar molecule
protein macromolecule that contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen; needed by the body for growth and repair
lipid macromolecule made mostly from carbon and hydrogen atoms; includes fats, oils and waxes
macromolecule "giant molecule" made up of thousands of smaller molecules
disaccharide table sugar, or sucrose, made up of glucose and fructose
polysaccharide complex carbohydrates, like starch and glycogen
dehydration can occur if lost water is not replaced; leads to problems with many body systems
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