Monday, January 17, 2011

Aerobic Respiration

When a person is resting, or performing light exercise, aerobic respiration provides most of the ATP for muscle contraction.  During aerobic respiration glucose, and other fuels like fatty acids and amino acids, are broken down completely to water and carbon dioxide by a sequence of reactions that take place inside mitochondria.  This process requires the input of oxygen.

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