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CROSSWORD - THE CHEMISTRY OF LIVING THINGS

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Across
Chemical substances that start, stop, and regulate many important body activities
A type of catalyst that speeds up or slows down chemical reactions in the body
Element found in all organic compounds
Deoxyribonucleic acid; carries messages about an organism that are passed from parent to offspring
Compounds that do not usually contain carbon
Type of lipids that are solid at room temperature
Reads the message carried by DNA and guides the protein-making process
Needed for growth & repair of body structures, to build hair & muscles, to provide energy, to carry oxygen, to fight germs, and to make hormones
Element found in proteins along with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen
The "blueprints" of life that store information that helps the body make proteins
Many fruits contain a lot of this carbohydrate
Down
Compound made from the elements hydrogen and oxygen
A pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary means
Proteins are made from long chains of these
Scientific name for fats and oils
The main source of energy for living things
Potatoes, rice, noodles, and bread
A simple sugar that carbohydrates are broken down into
Element sometimes found in proteins
Two or more elements chemically joined together
Starch is a stored form of this
Type of lipids that are liquids at room temperature