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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).
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.
Metabolism : The chemical and physical changes that occur in a body which allow it to grow and function.
Metabolism: The various body chemical and hormonal processes.
Condition count: 12 ; see list below.
Main condition: Metabolic disorders
Organs: list of all organs
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