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MR CAMP - Topic 2

Mr Camp -Topic 2

TermDefinition
AIDS disease caused by HIV virus that attacks the immune system
allergy when the immune system is overly sensitive to environmental substances that are normally harmless
antibiotics medicine produced by microorganisms used to destroy pathogens
antibodies a protein, produced by the immune system (WBC), attacks aspecific pathogen
antigen marker (molecule) found on the surfaces of cells that the immune system recognizes as either part of the body ("self") or an outside invader ("non-self")
ATP energy that is used by the cells of the body, comes from the chemical energy stored in food
bacteria single celled organism, without a nucleus, reproduces asexually using binary fission
biochemical process chemical process that occurs in living things
catalyst a.k.a. enzyme, type of protein, speeds of the rate of a chemical reaction without being used up or changed during the reaction
disease a condition, other than injury, that prevents the body from working properly, disruption in homeostasis
dynamic equilibrium constant small corrections that normally occur to keep an organism's internal environment within the limits needed for survival
feedback mechanism used to continue or stop an activity of the body EX: blood sugar levels using insulin and glucagon
insulin hormone produced by pancreas, lowers blood sugar when too high due to eating a meal
glucagon hormone produce by the pancreas, raise blood sugar when too low due to exercise or missing a meal
gas exchange process of obtaining oxygen from the environment and releasing carbon dioxide to the environment
guard cells specialized cells that control the opening and closing of stomates (pores) on the surface of a leaf to regulate water loss
parasite organism that survives by living and feeding on other organisms
pH measures how acidic, neutral or basic (alkaline) a substance is
photosynthesis process by which producers (autotrophs) are able to capture light energy and use it to make food (glucose) from carbon dioxide and water
stimuli any change in the environment that causes an organism to react
virus nonliving particle of protein and genetic material that reproduces by invading the cell of a living organism
Created by: mrcamp