Metabolism and Energy (October 27, 2003)

Metabolism and Energy (October 27, 2003) - Life the quality...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Life? - the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body. o Webster Death - The lack of being alive Very difficult to define Scientists have decided to characterize life (examples w/ multi or singularly celled) Growth, reproduce, respond to environmental stimuli, and Metabolism I. Metabolism a. Specific interactions among specific molecules within the cellular environment i. Greek “change” b. The total chemical processes that occur in the body of a living thing, c. Process is very carefully controlled or orchestrated by enzymes that catalyze specific reactions within the system and allow the living body to remain in the condition of homeostasis, which is the steady state of the internal environment of or bodies. d. Mixture of electrolytes if put into your vessels e. In the plasma, about 95 to 98 percent water, but there are also proteins and hormones and a group of compounds called electrolytes within the blood stream f. Can be divided into i. Catabolism (catabolic pathways)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

Metabolism and Energy (October 27, 2003) - Life the quality...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online