Biology 1

What are the 5 types of microbe?
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, protozoa
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What is a pathogen?
A micro organism that has the potential to cause disease
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What is an infection?
The invasion and multiplication of pathogenic microbes
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What is a disease
When the infection causes damage to vital functions or systems
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Through which interfaces do micro organisms enter the body?
Skin, gas exchange system, digestive system
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What is correlation?
A link (relationship) between two variables
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What is the difference between correlation and causation?
Correlation shows a link between two variables, causation shows that one directly causes the other
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What is risk?
The probability that damage to health will occur as the result of a given hazard (e.g smoking and lung cancer/disease)
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What kind of diet can reduce the risk of cancer?
low fat, high fibre, plenty of fruit and vegetables
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Total magnification =
eye piece lense X objective lense
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How are triglycerides formed?
A condensation reaction joins three fatty acids and one glycerol molecule
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