What Does Metabolism Mean?


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Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Metabolism is the summary of all physical and chemical events in our body's cells. It includes both synthesis (anabolism) and breakdown (catabolism) of body constituents. This process therefore breaks down food and nutrients to produce energy. Thus metabolism promotes growth, sustain life, and enable all other bodily functions to take place. It is responsible for all energy transformations that occur within living cells like releasing energy from nutrients or using it to create other substances, such as proteins.

It refers to the rate at which ones body burns calories for the purpose of sustaining life. This term is derived from the Greek language and it just means change or transformation in simple terms. Metabolism is an vital process, without which living organisms would die because this process is also essential for various bodily processes like maintaining the working parts, repairing damage, healing injuries and getting rid of body toxins.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The body requires energy for its activities. This energy is obtained by oxidation of food . This process is called metabolism.during metabolism , waste materials are formed . The waste materials are eliminated out with the help of kidneys
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sami ullah answered
The metabolism is the chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vital processes while other substances, necessary for life, are synthesized.
Emma Elsie Profile
Emma Elsie answered
It is all the chemical processes that take place in the body (or cells) that are necessary for  life to carry on. I E water metabolism and iodine metabolism.
Steve Williams Profile
Steve Williams answered
I'm not totally sure but its something todo with how fast your body processes food but I can't be sure....all I know is mine isreally good coz I can stuff myself ith 20nuggets....medium fries....maybe a calorie fillied shakeaholic and then a sunday roast and I'll gain nothing ;)
Janey Profile
Janey answered
It's the set of chemical reactions that occur within the body to maintain life - eating. Sleeping, exercise, reproduction etc.
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Bre Fawn answered
1. Biology, Physiology . The sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Compare anabolism, catabolism.

2. Any basic process of organic functioning or operating: Changes in the country's economic metabolism.
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chenghui guo answered
Vivo metabolism is occurring for a series of life-sustaining chemical reactions of general order.Metabolism refers to the intake of the body of the molecule caused by the role of enzymes changes, including metabolism and energy metabolism in a comprehensive term.

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