Biology Keeping Healthy Key Words

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Malnourished
When the body does not get a balanced diet
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Metabolic Rate
The rate at which reactions occur in your body, particularly cellular respiration
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Pathogens
Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, usually in the form of bacteria or viruses
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Defence Mechanisms
Skin prevents pathogens getting into the body, pathogens are trapped in mucus and killed by stomach acid, White Blood Cells...
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White Blood Cells
Part of the immune system. They have 3 jobs; 1) Ingest pathogens (digest and destroy them); 2) Produce antibodies to help destroy particular pathogens; 3) Produce antitoxins to counteract the toxins (poisons) that pathogens produce.
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Immune System
the body system which recognises and destroys foreign cells or proteins such as invading pathogens
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The rate at which reactions occur in your body, particularly cellular respiration

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Metabolic Rate

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Microorganisms that cause infectious diseases, usually in the form of bacteria or viruses

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Skin prevents pathogens getting into the body, pathogens are trapped in mucus and killed by stomach acid, White Blood Cells...

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Part of the immune system. They have 3 jobs; 1) Ingest pathogens (digest and destroy them); 2) Produce antibodies to help destroy particular pathogens; 3) Produce antitoxins to counteract the toxins (poisons) that pathogens produce.

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