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Ch 2: Organic Molecules in Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review

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The Organic Molecules in Anatomy and Physiology chapter of this Human Anatomy and Physiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master organic molecules. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of organic molecules.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college human anatomy and physiology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college human anatomy and physiology. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding organic molecules and compounds
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about organic molecules
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Organic Molecules in Anatomy and Physiology chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What are the functional groups found in organic compounds?
  • What is unique to monomers and polymers?
  • How are carbohydrates structured, and how do they function?
  • What are the major disaccharides?
  • What is the structure and function of lipids and steroids?
  • How are proteins structured, and how do they function?

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Organic Molecules in Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

1. Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups

If you've ever wondered what gives vinegar that sour flavor, you may not realize that you have contemplated functional groups. View this lesson for an introduction to organic chemistry, functional groups and how they are part of your daily life.

Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

2. Introduction to Organic Molecules II: Monomers and Polymers

From everyday man-made items like milk jugs and styrofoam to natural proteins and plant materials, the world is full of polymers! Check out this lesson to learn how polymers are constructed on a molecular level.

Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

3. Structure and Function of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are found in many foods that we eat and may be found as sugars, starches, or fiber. Learn more about these three distinct types of carbohydrates, and how they are distinguished through their chemical structures in this lesson.

Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

4. Lactose Intolerance and the Major Disaccharides: Definition, Structure & Examples

Disaccharides are a class of sugar created by the combination of two monosaccharides. The three major disaccharides in your diet are maltose, sucrose, and lactose. In this lesson, you will learn about these disaccharides and a common digestive system disorder called lactose intolerance.

Structure and Function of Lipids

5. Structure and Function of Lipids

Molecules called lipids have long hydrocarbon chains that determine the way they act. They can be fats, oils, or hormones, and even exist in our cell membranes. Learn more about the chemical structure and biological function of various lipids in this lesson.

Steroids: Structure & Function

6. Steroids: Structure & Function

Steroids are a type of lipid that contains four rings of carbon atoms. Steroids can act as hormones in the body. In this lesson, you will learn about the different structures and functions of steroids, including the important role of a steroid called cholesterol.

Proteins I: Structure and Function

7. Proteins I: Structure and Function

We need our proteins, not just as a major food group but for the many useful roles that they play in our bodies. In our introductory lesson to proteins, you'll learn about the many functions we rely on them to perform.

What is Ethanol? - Formula, Structure & Uses

8. What is Ethanol? - Formula, Structure & Uses

Ethanol is a chemical compound that is present in a lot of things we use on a daily basis, ranging from perfumes to alcoholic beverages. In this lesson, we will learn more about the formula, structure, and uses of ethanol.

Disaccharides: Definition, Structure, Types & Examples

9. Disaccharides: Definition, Structure, Types & Examples

Disaccharides are among the most commonly known and encountered sugars, including sucrose (table sugar) and lactose, the discomfort-causing sugar in milk. In this lesson, learn what disaccharides are and how they are structured.

Induced Fit Enzyme Model: Definition & Theory

10. Induced Fit Enzyme Model: Definition & Theory

Enzymes bind with substrates to keep all the necessary biochemical reactions in your body going at the proper pace. But each enzyme can only bind with one particular substrate. So how do the enzymes know which substrate is meant for them? In this lesson, learn about the Induced-Fit model and find out!

Maltose: Definition, Structure & Function

11. Maltose: Definition, Structure & Function

In this lesson, we will learn about maltose. We will look at what it is, what its structure is, and what its purpose is. We will learn about what it does in food and we will learn why maltose is important for digestion and using carbohydrates for energy.

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