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Unit 2 - Medical anatomy

Atom The smallest unit of matter
Carbohydrate Organic compound containing carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in a 1.2.1 ratio.
Covalent bond A chemical bond between atoms that involves the sharing of electrons.
Electrolytes Soluble inorganic compounds whose ion will conduct an electrical current in solution.
Enzyme A protein that catalyzes a specific biochemical reaction.
Ion An atom or molecule bearing a positive or negative charge due to the gain or loss of an electron.
Lipid An organic compound containing carbons, hydrogen, and oxygen including fats, oils, and waxes. Does not apply for the ration 1.2.1
Metabolism The sum of all of the biochemical processes underway in the body at a given moment, includes anabolism and catabolism.
Nucleic acid A chain of nucleotides containing a five carbon sugar, a phosphate group and one of the four nitrogenous bases that regulates the synthesis of proteins, make up the genetic material in cells.
Protein A large poly-peptide with a complex structure.
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