Module 1- Biological Molecules (F212) Key Terms

Key terms from Module 1- Biological Molecules

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1. Biochemistry and Metabolism Key Terms

Risk factor--- a factor that increases the risk of developing a particular disease

Metabolism--- is the sum total of all the biochemical reactions taking place in the cells of an organism

Catabolic Reactions--- breaking larger molecules into smaller molecules (e.g. Digestion)

Anabolic Reactions--- building smaller molecules into larger molecules (e.g. Muscle growth

Organic Chemistry--- is the study of chemical reactions involving carbon

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