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Flashcards in Fat-Soluble Vitamins Deck (13):
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4 kinds

A D E K

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require ___ for absorption

bile

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how do they travel? where are they stored?

travel in lymph system

stored in liver/fat

4

cell differentiation

development of specific cell functions different from the original

important in fetal development

men need for sperm production

5

epithelial cells

cells on the surface of the skin and mucous membranes

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epithelial tissue

compose layers of the body that serve as selective barriers between the body's interior and the environment

cornea, skin, respiratory lining, digestive tract

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mucous membrane

composed of mucous-secreting cells that line the surfaces of body tissues

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free radicals

highly destructive chemical forms that change nearby compounds

can start chain reactions

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antioxidant

compound that protects other compounds from being oxidized by being oxidized itself

10

keratin

water insoluble protein of hair and nails

may replace mucous-producing cells in vit A deficiency

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follicle

group on cells in the skin where a hair grows

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teratogenic

causes abnormal fetal development and birth defects

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hemorrhagic disease

when any blood-clotting factor is lacking bleeding goes unchecked