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What its meant by 'metabolic rate'?
...the speed that chemical reactions take place
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What is needed to carry out a chemical reaction?
...energy
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What are the three main parts of the nucleus?
...nucleus, cell membrane and cytoplasm
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What does 'antigen' mean?
...another word for pathogen
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Name two defences against disease?
...stomach acid/skin or mucus
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What do white blood cells do?
...swallow the pathogen and then digest it
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What is a 'pathogen'?
...microrginisms that fight disease and infections
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What happens when bacteria and viruses get inside your body?
...they produce rapidly and damage your tissue
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What is meant by 'im-proper/miss-use of antibiotics?'
...either not finishing a course, or taking them incorrectly
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Why are antibiotics ineffective against viral infection?
...because they can not get into the cells
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Name two drugs that treat disease...
...anti-septic/anti-biotics or pain killers
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What is meant by 'immunity'?
...it is unlikely to catch a disease for the second time
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What is needed to carry out a chemical reaction?

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What does 'antigen' mean?

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Name two defences against disease?

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