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ionizing radiation 59 anion 59 cation 59 electrolyte 60 free radical 60 covalent bond 62 hydrogen bond 62 hydrophilic 63 hydrophobic 64 calorie 64

pH 67

catabolism 70 anabolism 70 polymer 72 monomer 72

dehydration synthesis 72 hydrolysis 72 carbohydrate 72 glucose 73 moiety 75

lipid 75 fatty acid 75 triglyceride 75 phospholipid 77 prostaglandin 78 steroid 78 protein 79 amino acid 79 ligand 80 enzyme 82

metabolic pathway 84 adenosine triphosphate

(ATP) 85 anaerobic fermentation 86 aerobic respiration 86 cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) 86 nucleic acid 86

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Essentials of Human Physiology

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