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Catabolism

Introduction: Catabolism

A metabolic process that breaks down a molecule into smaller molecules is called catabolism or a catabolic process. A catabolic process usually releases energy. The opposite is anabolism where larger molecules are created, usually by consuming energy.

Summary Information: Catabolism

Catabolism: Any metabolic process that breaks down a substance (releasing energy).

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Organ types: Metabolism (12)

Related organs: metabolism (12), anabolism

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