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3: Molecules of Life- Photosynthesis, Digestion, and Metabolism

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    Learning Objectives

    After completing this unit, you should be able to:

    1. Define and describe the levels of structural organization of the human body—from atoms and molecules to the whole organism—including the basic characteristics of cells and the organ systems.
    2. Understand how photosynthesis is the pathway to glucose production and describe the relationship between photosynthesis in plants and energy metabolism in the human body.
    3. Identify and briefly describe the functions of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, and discuss the five fundamental activities of digestion, giving an example of each.
    4. Describe several common disorders and discomforts of the GI tract, including their causes, symptoms, and approaches to treatment.
    5. Describe food intolerances, food allergies, and celiac disease, including the different causes, symptoms, and treatments for each condition.

    This page titled 3: Molecules of Life- Photosynthesis, Digestion, and Metabolism is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Alice Callahan, Heather Leonard, & Tamberly Powell (OpenOregon) .

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