Essays Tagged: "Metabolism"

Genetic Engineering

aracteristics and functions of our body. Defects of individual genes can cause a malfunction in the metabolism of the body, and are the roots of many "genetic" diseases.In a sense, man has been using ...

(12 pages) 273 1 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects


he life of the cell. Some cells exist as single-celled organisms that perform all of the organism's metabolism within a single cell. Such single-celled organisms are called unicellular. Other organism ...

(5 pages) 138 0 3.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Legal Drugs In Sport - study note format.

d ingestion. These drugs have an effect upon performance.Addiction results in two basic extremes of metabolism, one in the presence of the drug, the other in its absence. When the dependency habit occ ... abit occurs independent of training times, applications to training are exposed to a shifting basic metabolism. That means that the body's reaction to training is more complicated and inconsistent. Th ...

(1 pages) 40 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Lab report on enzyme activity.

n enzyme is unique and prepares it to mix with a certain substrate. Without enzymes, the process of metabolism would be hopelessly slow. The reactant an enzyme acts on is referred to the enzyme's subs ...

(4 pages) 566 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


SynopsisHomocystinuria is an inherited disorder of the metabolism of the amino acid methionine.Homocystinuria is thought to be inherited as an autosomal re ...

(4 pages) 104 1 4.1 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

How Bad Television is for a person.

ese. The reason he gives for this is that there were many tests that resulted in a decreases of the metabolism from sitting in front of a television. They tested a child metabolism laying down on a so ... fa looking at the ceiling with a child sitting in front of a television and resulted that the kid's metabolism who was sitting in front of the television was slower than that of the kid's who was layi ...

(5 pages) 108 3 4.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Biological Importance of Water.

is found mainly in the protoplasm, and here it plays vital roles in many functions, for example in metabolism in all organisms, and photosynthesis and support in plants.Water's importance can be expl ... made possible by the addition of water. This process is called hydrolysis. The crucial reactions of metabolism take place in the protoplasm with the materials in solution. Waste products can also be r ...

(8 pages) 86 1 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Research paper on the dietary supplement Ephedra.

s considered the world's oldest medicine. Ephedra is used as a dietary supplement to help stimulate metabolism and suppress appetite. Over $16 billion spent annually on dietary supplements is devoted ...

(8 pages) 187 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Brave New World: What elements from the Malpais Reservation and the Brave New World could be used for a better society? Explain a third way of life.

ratio to fall below what it was at thirty. We give them transfusions of young blood. We keep their metabolism permanently stimulated (...)". Therefore, citizens of the Brave New World are forever you ...

(3 pages) 83 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Iodine-Source and Daily Requirement.

ynthesis of hormones called thyroxine and tri-iodothyonine. The thyroid hormones not only regulates metabolism but it also regulates body temperature, therefore it's essential for normal grown and dev ...

(2 pages) 49 0 2.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

A dercription of Gout how it can be treated, what causes it, and who is affected by it,

GoutGout is a complex disease of uncertain origin caused by the faulty metabolism of uric acid produced in the body by breakdown of protein, and resulting in elevated leve ...

(2 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Animal Health Assignment (Includes pathogens- ie. viruses, bacteria, protozoa etc. and vaccination)

0 nmViruses are a protein coat around a DNA or RNA strand.They are not living cells as they have no metabolism of their own.They are all parasites which reproduce within host cells and kill them.Metho ...

(10 pages) 46 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

A discussion on the principle ways in which heat is gained and lost by the body, explaining the various mechanisms involved in the regulation of body temperature

ussed by Heath (2003), it fluctuates in accordance with endogenous and exogenous variables, such as metabolism and ambient temperature. Regulatory mechanisms help keep the core (internal) temperature ... the production of heat are initiated.The most efficient method of generating heat is by increasing metabolism. Non shivering thermogenesis (NST) is the production of heat without muscular contraction ...

(6 pages) 72 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


use blindness, heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage. Diabetes is a metabolism disorder. A metabolism disorder affects the digestion of food in the body. After eating, ...

(6 pages) 177 0 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Gaining Weight.

all the time and I just can't gain weight." Another common statement is, "He just has a really fast metabolism, that's why he can't get much bigger." In reality, there is no excuse for not being able ... ight. Just outsmart it. After eating so many calories day in and day out, your body adapts and your metabolism gets faster and faster. Thus, you have to eat more and more to gain the next pound. This ...

(9 pages) 93 3 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Enzyme action

idizing agent, it is also toxic to cells, hence its value as a disinfecting agent that disrupts the metabolism of bacteria. Our body cells and those of many other animals contain an enzyme called cata ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Summary notes for the updated syllabus 2004-2005, Blueprint of life and Maintaining a balance.

Most metabolic processes would not occur at an efficient rate without enzymes. An efficient rate of metabolism is necessary for life processes to occur.A model for enzyme specificity:The effect of tem ...

(4 pages) 39 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Atkins diet, fact or fad

t plan suggested by Dr Atkins, which enables weight, loses in a natural way by inducing a change in metabolism. The Atkins Diet consists of the following four stages: induction, ongoing weight loss, p ... urned for fuel, ketones, body synthesis (ketogenesis) is the last recognizable step of lipid energy metabolism, a pathway that links dietary lipids and adipose triglycerides to the Krebs cycle and res ...

(8 pages) 359 5 3.6 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

A to Z atkins

y the popularity of the high-protein diets. I can't delve into the science behind carbohydrates and metabolism in this small space. But here are a few facts:There are two types of carbohydrates, simpl ...

(1 pages) 45 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Community health

. I have average weight and always want to build muscle and gain some weight. But since I have fast metabolism, it is very difficult for me to gain weight by building muscle. This is the reason why I ... Take protein fortifier before working out : I am not sure I need them. However, because I have fast metabolism, I think I need it to get fast result.FitnessI focus to build my upper body muscle becaus ...

(2 pages) 40 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers