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Spring Quiz 12

Masterbooks Intro to A&P Volume 4

TermDefinition
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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