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Active transport

Requires energy. Move molecules from low to high concentrations.

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Amino acids

Building blocks of protein

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Antioxidants

Protect from free radicals

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Carbohydrates

Organic compound used for immediate energy

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Coenzymes

Molecule that helps enzymes

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Complete proteins

Foods that contain all amino acids a person needs

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Dehydration

A decrease below the body's required water level

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Diffusion

Movement of water from high to low concentrations

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Endscytosis

Foods or water entering the cell

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Equilibrium

Stable cell equal salt and water

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Essential amino acids

Can't be synthesized. Needed in body's

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Essential fatty acids

Fatty acids your body needs but can't synthesize

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Exocytosis

Solids or liquids leaving a cell

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Facilitated diffusion

Transport of hydrophilic and charged molecules through the membrane

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Fat

Organic compound that store energy

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Fat functions

Stored energy insulates body and cushions muscles

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Fat soluble vitamins

Won't dissolve in water. Stored in oily gel caps.

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Folic acid

Dark green veggies. Required for many enzymes

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Free radicals

Highly reactive molecule that damages the body's cells

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Glycogen

Type of stored carbohydrate in animals

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Hydrogenation

Changes liquid unsaturated fats into solids

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Hypertonic

High salt low water. Cell shrinks

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Hypotonic

Low salt high water. Cell swells

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Isotonic

Equal salt and water. Normal cell

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Macronutrients

Nutrients required in large amounts

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Micronutrients

Vitamins and minerals in our diets

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Minerals

Not made by body but needed for cell functions

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Monosaccharides

Simple sugar

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Osmosis

Movement of water from high to low concentrations

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Passive transport

Diffusion of small hydrophobic molecules from high to low concentration