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Glossary of Ketosis

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lipolysis
The hydrolysis (or breaking down invilving the splitting of an attractive force holding molecules together with the adition of an element of water.) of fat.
glycerol
glycerine--a sugar alchohol
glucagon
A protien hormone that is produced especially by the pancreatic islets pf Lagerhans and that promote an increase in the sugar content of the blood by increasing the breakdown of glycogen in the liver
ketogenisis
The production of ketone bodies.
extrahepatic
situated or originating outside the liver
Mitochondria
part of cell outside of nucleus-- produces energy for cell
Oxidise
to combine with oxygen
Compensatory
to make up for a loss
Decarboxylate
to remove carboxyl from
Free Fatty Acid
an uncombined fatty acid they may come from the breakdown of a triglyceride into its components (fatty Acids and glycerol)

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