Biology - GCSE Definitions (Core)

From AQA Biology Specification, Give the term from the definition
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Definition
Term
The rate at which chemical reactions occur in the body
Metabolic Rate
A diet lacking any nutrient group
Unbalanced Diet
Tiny microorganisms that cause infectious diseases
Pathogens
Our bodies system to protect from diseases
Immune System
Disease that spreads within a country
Epidemic
When you receive an attenuated strain of a disease
Vaccination
A junction between two neurons
Synapse
Gland that produces FSH and LH
Pituitary Gland
The way a plant produces energy from light
Photosynthesis
The response that makes plant shoots grow towards the light
Phototropism
The response that makes roots grow towards gravity
Gravitropism
A trail where neither the patient nor the doctor know who has the drug
Double-blind Trial
A drug that has no effect though the patients are told it does
Placebo
An organism that can survive in severe conditions
Extremophile
Characteristic of an animal that helps it survive
Adaptation
An animal that only digests meat
Carnivore
Gaps in leaves to allow the transfer of gases
Stomata
Process in which animals produce energy from glucose
Respiration
Organism that allows scientist to determine factors of the environment
Indicator Species
Mass of biological material in living organisms
Biomass
A diagram that shows 'the answer above'
Pyramid of Biomass
A diagram that shows the population of species in a food chain
Pyramid of Numbers
Organisms that breakdown dead organic matter
Decomposers
A diagram that shows the movement of carbon
Carbon Cycle
Reproduction with a single parent
Asexual Reproduction
Cloning using a plant mixed with growth hormones
Tissue Culture
The changing of the genetic information of an organism
Genetic Engineering
The theory of animals having developed adaptations over time
Evolution
Changes in an organisms genes due to problems combining DNA
Mutation
A diagram showing the evolution of different species
Evolutionary Tree
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Level 36
May 8, 2017
add more time and improve some of the type ins (allow double-blind, vaccine, metabolism, asexual)
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Level 21
May 9, 2017
Done