Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

    Explain nutrition and describe what learning techniques you used to master the material.

    Nutrition is the study of how our bodies digest and use biologically-important macromolecules. These are used to support growth, homeostasis, and tissue repair. Common nutrients include carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. The metabolic rate of the body is how it consumes energy, and this can be affected by many factors, including age and level of activity and environment. One important effect of metabolism is that heat is given off as a waste product of the reaction, but this heat can be used to maintain a stable internal temperature within the body.

    Topics covered included:

    Nutrition and the factors that influence eating and satiety
    Nutrients including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals
    Factors that affect metabolic rate
    Temperature regulation in the body

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