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An ionic compound containing cations and anions other than both H+ and OH-
salt
pH in the human body is?
7.4
These resist abrupt and large swings in the pH of body fluids by releasing hydrogen ions or binding hydrogen ions?
buffers
Molecule that includes sugars and straches?
carbs
storage carb from plants?
starch
storage carb from animal tissues?
glycogen
What are the three types of lipids?
triglycerides, phospholipids, and steroids
Triglycerides are composed of two building blocks...what are they?
glycerol and 3 fatty acids
double bonds means?
single bonds means?
unsaturated
saturated BAD
Phospholipids consist of?
a phosphate group,glycerol,and 2 fatty acids
Amphipathic means?
it has a polar and nonpolar region
Cholesterol is a steroid that we receive from?
animal products
Cholesterol is made from the? and is needed for?
liver
cell mem structure
making steroid hormones
making bile salts
Prostaglandin is a type of eicosaniod. It is involved in:
blood clotting, inflammation,labor contractions (Aspirin stops thrombaxin activity which produces prostaglandins which then reduces inflammation)
What is the basic structural material of the body? and what are its building blocks?
protein
amino acids