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Metabolism

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Adenosine Triphosphate molecules used to carry and transfer energy in living cells.
Anabolism the combining of molecules during chemical processes in order to build the materials of living tissue.
Basal Metabolic Rate a measure of heat given off per time unit; expresses the amount of energy used by the body at rest to maintain automatic, life supporting processes.
Basal Metabolism energy used by the body at rest to maintain automatic, life-supporting processes.
Catabolism the process of breaking down complex molecules into simpler ones during chemical reactions.
Cytoplasm a colloidal substance consisting of organic and inorganic substances, including proteins and water found in the living cell.
Glycogen the form of carbohydrates stored in the muscles.
Homeostasis a healthy and relatively constant internal environment within the body.
Lactic Acid a waste product formed when carbohydrates are not completely metabolized.
Membranes thin layers of tissues that wall in the cytoplasm of cells.
Metabolism the process by which living cells use the nutrients in many chemical reactions that provide energy for vital processes and activities.
Metabolic Rate how fast the chemical processes of metabolism take place.
Osmosis the movement of fluid through a semipermeable cell membrane to create an equal concentration of solute on both sides of the membrane.
Semipermeable allowing varying amounts of certain substances to pass through, as with a membrane.
Voluntary Activities conscious and deliberate actions that burn energy in the body.
Created by: nwitt245