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Spring Quiz 12

Masterbooks Intro to A&P Volume 4

albumin the main protein found in blood plasma
immunoglobulins antibodies
lipids fats
triglycerides the storage form of lipid the body makes when we eat more calories than we burn
low-density lipoprotein LDL; often called "bad" cholesterol
hydrophilic means "water loving"
hydrophobic means "water fearing"
emulsification process by which the bile salts break up larger droplets into smaller & smaller droplets
micelles tiny collections of lipid digestive products
vitamins assist the body in processing & utilizing other nutrients
fat-soluble vitamins bind to lipids during digestion; can be stored by the body
water-soluble vitamins are not stored in the body; excesses are simply removed from the body in the urine
scurvy the result of severe vitamin C deficiency
vitamin D called "the sunshine vitamin"; produced by a chemical reaction in our skin when exposed to sunlight
vitamin E an antioxidant; able to destroy unstable chemical by-products called "free radicals"
coagulation factors proteins that make it possible for blood to clot
hemoglobin molecules packed into red blood cells; carry oxygen all through your body
iodine necessary for the production of thyroid hormone; helps regulate the body's metabolic rate
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