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nutrition vocab

Calories unit of energy
Ingestion the process of taking in food or drink
Egestion discharge undigested food by pooping or peeing it out
Digestion the process of breaking down your food
Diffusion movement of dissolved materials from a region to higher concentration to lower concentration
Enzyme protein that catalyzes chemical reactions for organisms
body mass index a weight-to-height ratio, calculated by dividing one's weight in kilograms by the square of one's height in meters and used as an indicator of obesity and underweight.
Absorption The process by which one substance, such as a solid or liquid, takes up another substance,
Constipation bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass.
Bulimia an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
Villi mucous membrane of the small intestine, where they serve in absorbing nutrition
Anoerxia An eating disorder causing people to obsess about weight and what they eat.
Macromolecules very large molecule, such as protein, commonly created by the polymerization of smaller subunits.
Roughage dietary fiber
Autotroph self feeding nutrtion
Heterotroph finds food nutriton
Chemoautotroph self feeding nutrtion that uses chemical energy
photoautotroph self feeding nutrition that uses photosynthesis
Cellulose the chief substance composing of cell walls that is a polymeric carbohydrate
Created by: schery