Lactic Acid System

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  • LACTIC ACID SYSTEM
    • ATP, breaks down into...
      • ADP+P, this breaks down into...
        • GLYCOGEN, stored form of carbohydrate. Converts into....
          • GLUCOSE 6 PHOSPHATE, this breaks down into...
            • PYRUVIC ACID, if there is insufficient oxygen present, then Lactic acid is produced....
              • LACTIC ACID , this is a waste product
            • 2 ATP, this is created. It can then start the whole process again, by adding the 'P' back on to ADP+P to make ATP....
          • From GLYCOGEN to PYRUVIC ACID, the reaction is called ANAEROBIC GLYCOLySIS
            • PYRUVIC ACID, if there is insufficient oxygen present, then Lactic acid is produced....
              • LACTIC ACID , this is a waste product
    • The whole process takes place in the sarcoplasm, which is in the muscles.

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