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Energy from Respiration


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mitochondria
Organelle which is the site of aerobic respiration.
oxygen debt
The extra oxygen that must be taken into the body after exercise has stopped to complete the aerobic respiration of lactic acid.
aerobic respiration
Breaking down food using oxygen to release energy for the cells.
respiration
The process by which food molecules are broken down to release energy for the cell.
anaerobic respiration
Breaking down food without oxygen to release energy for the cells.
lactic acid
One product of anaerobic respiration. It builds up in muscles with exercise. Important in yoghurt and cheese-making processes.