AQA GCSE P.E glossary

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Apartheid
A policy of separating groups, especially because of race.
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Articulation
A moveable joint between inflexible parts of the body.
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Basal Metabolic Rate
The minimum rate of energy required to keep all life processes of the body maintained when it is at rest.
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Body composition
The percentage of body weights that is fat, muscle and bone.
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Boycott
Not using or dealing with something, as a protest.
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Byes
A free passage into the next round of a knockout.
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Heart rate
The number of times your hart beats in one minute, which is one contraction and relaxation of the heart.
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Insertion
The end of a muscle attached to the bone that moves.
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Metabolic
The whole range of biochemical processes that occur within us.
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Musculature
The system or arrangement of muscles on a body.
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Origin
The end of the muscle attached to the fixed bone.
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PESSCL
Physical Education School Support and Club Links
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PESSYP
PE and Sport Strategy for Young People
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Prime mover
The muscle that initially conttracts to start a movement, also known as the agonist.
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Sedentary
Sitting down or being physically inactive for long periods of time.
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Card 2

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Articulation

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A moveable joint between inflexible parts of the body.

Card 3

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Basal Metabolic Rate

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Card 4

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Body composition

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Card 5

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Boycott

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