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Enzyme
Biological catalyst
Catalyst
substance that speeds up a reaction, without itself being used up in the reaction
Active site
The part of the enzyme that joins onto the substrate to catalyse the reaction
Substrate
the reactant on which an enzyme works.
High specificity for their substrate
means that an enzyme only binds it's substrate.
Denatured
when an enzyme's structure is changed, including the shape of the active site