a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life
a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking
a substance that has amino acids, compounds and carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sometimes sulfur
a simple organic compound containing both a carboxyl and an amino group
are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products
any of a group of organic compounds which are essential for normal growth and nutrition and are required in small quantities in the diet because they cannot be synthesized by the body
a chemical element required as an essential nutrient by organisms to perform functions necessary for life
something that completes or enhances something else when added to it
a food circle depicting a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups
a natural oily or greasy substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs
a compound of the sterol type found in most body tissues
the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life
used to describe the percentages of fat, bone, water and muscle in human bodies
the rate at which the body uses energy while at rest to keep vital functions going, such as breathing and keeping warm
above a weight considered normal or desirable
the condition of being grossly fat or overweight
a term used in cardiac physiology that describes the volume of blood being pumped by the heart, in particular by the left or right ventricle, per unit time
the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls
a great way of monitoring your exercise program (frequency, intensity, time, and type)
ability to move quickly and easily
the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality
a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions
the ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently
the amount of time it takes to respond to a stimulus
the rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate
an infectious disease transmissible by direct contact with an affected individual
a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease
an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host
a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever, severe aching, and catarrh, and often occurring in epidemics
an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium
a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing
sexually transmitted disease
a disease that is not transmissible directly from one person to another
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
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