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1. If a person has appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix caused by bacteria), pain is felt in which abdominal quadrant? Surgery is usually required to remove an inflamed appendix before it ruptures and causes peritonitis. Using your knowledge of the location of the peritoneum, explain why peritonitis is a very serious condition.
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Dull pain begins near the navel or the upper abdomen which then becomes a sharper pain as it moves to the lower right abdomen. This is usually the first sign of appendicitis. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. If left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to peritonitis, a serious inflammation of the abdominal cavity's lining (the peritoneum) that can be fatal unless it is treated quickly with strong antibiotics. 2. Estrela, age 7, has cereal with milk and sugar for breakfast, then walks to school. Explain the relationship between eating and walking, and remember that Estrela is breathing.
Metabolism is the effort of the body that is the breakdown of substances to form energy. One source of energy is glucose. When glucose is broken down, the body synthesizes glucose and then stores it to use it in the form of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). Carbohydrates are another source of energy our body uses. Carbohydrates are similar to glucose in the way they are broken down and stored to be synthesized later to be used when energy is needed. Estrela’s body will be in need of energy when she begins her walk to school. The body will begin the process of cellular respiration, which involves the use of ATP which then converts into the proper breakdown of glucose and simple carbohydrates…...

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