Key Definitions for Aerobic energy system

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Key Definitions for Aerobic energy system

 

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) - our energy currency, found in all cells; when broken down it releases its stored energy.

 

Resynthesise - to rebuild/remake/make again. 

 

Aerobic - with oxygen.

 

Glucose - the main form of carbohyrate found in the body; dissolves in the blood; used as an energy source.

 

Energy sources - the substrates(starting chemicals) used to provide the ATP that is used for muscle contractions.

 

Glycogen - a stored form of carbohydrate found in the muscle and liver; used as an energy source.

 

Adipose tissue - special tissue made up of cells in which fats are stored; mainly found under the skin and surrounding major organs.

 

Triglycerides - main form of stored fats; used as an energy source.

 

Mitochondria - organelles (within the cell) where chemical reactions of aerobic production take place.

 

Anaerobic - a proccess that takes place without oxygen.

 

Glycolysis -

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