HyperDic: metabolic_process

English > 1 sense of the expression metabolic process:
NOUNprocessmetabolic process, metabolismthe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
English > metabolic process: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life.
Synonymmetabolism
Categoryorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
PartsKrebs cycle, Krebs citric acid cycle, citric acid cycle, tricarboxylic acid cycleIn all plants and animals
anabolism, constructive metabolismThe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
catabolism, katabolism, dissimilation, destructive metabolismBreakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
Narrowerbasal metabolismThe amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state
fat metabolismA metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body
glycolysisA metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP
respiration, internal respiration, cellular respirationThe metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishmetabolismo, metástasis
Catalanmetabolisme

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