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Introduction: Metabolism

Metabolism is the general term for a variety of chemical and hormonal processes that run our bodies. Processes that break down substances are called catabolism (or catabolic); processes that create things are called anabolism (or anabolic).

Descriptions of Metabolism

Metabolism: The total of all chemical changes that take place in a cell or an organism. These changes produce energy and basic materials needed for important life processes.
Source: National Institute of Health

Metabolism : sum of chemical changes that occur within the tissues of an organism consisting of anabolism (biosynthesis) and catabolism; the buildup and breakdown of molecules for utilization by the organism.
Source: CRISP

Metabolism : The chemical and physical changes that occur in a body which allow it to grow and function.

Summary Information: Metabolism

Metabolism: The various body chemical and hormonal processes.

Condition count: 12 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: catabolism, anabolism

Related organs: catabolism, anabolism, basal metabolic rate, hormones (93)

Main condition: Metabolic disorders

Organs: list of all organs

Metabolism: Related Topics

Diseases List for Metabolism:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Metabolism' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:









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