Biology

Flashcard: Leaving Cert. Biology Osmosis

Osmosis – The movement of water molecules from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration Diffusion – The passive movement of particles from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration Turgor – The normal rigid state of fullness of a cell as… Continue Reading →

Flashcard: Leaving Cert. Biology Respiration Terms

External Respiration – The way in which organisms exchange gases with their surroundings Internal Respiration – The controlled release of energy from food Aerobic Respiration – The controlled release of energy from food using oxygen Glycolysis – The partial breakdown of glucose into a 3 carbon sugar pyruvate. It occurs… Continue Reading →

Flashcard: Biology Nutrition Terms

AMINO ACID – is the basic building block of protein ANABOLIC – a chemical reaction where small molecules join together to make larger molecules e.g. photosynthesis. BIOMOLECULES – are chemicals that make up living things. They are made up of elements such as carbon (C), hydrogen (H), oxygen (O) and… Continue Reading →