Definition of Metabolism. Meaning of Metabolism. Synonyms of Metabolism

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Definition of Metabolism

Metabolism
Metabolism Me*tab"o*lism, n. (Physiol.) The act or process, by which living tissues or cells take up and convert into their own proper substance the nutritive material brought to them by the blood, or by which they transform their cell protoplasm into simpler substances, which are fitted either for excretion or for some special purpose, as in the manufacture of the digestive ferments. Hence, metabolism may be either constructive (anabolism), or destructive (katabolism).
Metabolism
Metabolism Me*tab"o*lism, n. (Biol.) The series of chemical changes which take place in an organism, by means of which food is manufactured and utilized and waste materials are eliminated.

Meaning of Metabolism from wikipedia

- Metabolism (/məˈtæbəlɪzəm/, from Gr****: μεταβολή metabolē, "change") is the set of life-sustaining chemical reactions in organisms. The three main purposes...
- Drug metabolism is the metabolic breakdown of drugs by living organisms, usually through specialized enzymatic systems. More generally, xenobiotic metabolism...
- Cell Metabolism, launched in January 2005, is one of the newer titles in the Cell Press family. The journal focuses on physiology, with an emphasis on...
- Lipid metabolism is the synthesis and degradation of lipids in cells, involving the breakdown or storage of fats for energy and the synthesis of structural...
- p**** effect (also known as first-p**** metabolism or presystemic metabolism) is a phenomenon of drug metabolism whereby the concentration of a drug is...
- that has led to problems in defining "standard" rates of metabolism for many mammals. Metabolism comprises the processes that the body needs to function...
- Cr****ulacean acid metabolism, also known as CAM photosynthesis, is a carbon fixation pathway that evolved in some plants as an adaptation to arid conditions...
- natural product cl****es the glucocorticoids (which regulate many aspects of metabolism and immune function) and the mineralocorticoids (which help maintain blood...
- available as its hydrochloride salt. Glutamate is a key compound in cellular metabolism. In humans, dietary proteins are broken down by digestion into amino acids...
- Secondary metabolism (also called specialized metabolism) is a term for pathways and small molecule products of metabolism that are not absolutely required...
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