Biology IGCSE CIE Definitions

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Absorption
The movement of digested food molecules through the wall of the intestine into the blood or lymph
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Accomodation
The change of the shape of the lens in order to focus on objects at different distances
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Active Site
The part of an enzyme molecule into which its substrate fits
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Active Transport
The movement of ions in or out of a cell through the cell membrane, from a region of their lower concentration to a region of their higher concentration against a concentration gradient, using energy released during respiration
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Adrenaline
A hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, which prepares the body for 'fight or flight'
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Aerobic Respiration
The release of a relatively large amount of energy in cells by the breakdown of food substances in the presence of oxygen
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The change of the shape of the lens in order to focus on objects at different distances

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Accomodation

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The part of an enzyme molecule into which its substrate fits

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Card 4

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The movement of ions in or out of a cell through the cell membrane, from a region of their lower concentration to a region of their higher concentration against a concentration gradient, using energy released during respiration

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Card 5

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A hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, which prepares the body for 'fight or flight'

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