Catabolism

Metabolic processes that liberate energy, eg. the breakdown of complex organic molecules by living organisms to liberate energy. The process of breakdown of sugars to produce energy. This is analogous to respiration.

Catabolism

and βάλλειν ballein, `to throw`) is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units to release energy. Catabolism breaks down large molecules (such as polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins) into smaller units (such as monosaccharides, fatty acids, nucleotides, and amino acids, respectively). As mo.....
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Catabolism

Catabolism consists of reactions involving endogenous organic substrates to provide chemically available energy (e.g., ATP) and/or to generate metabolic intermediates used in subsequent anabolic reactions.
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catabolism

(Gr. katabol a throwing down) any destructive metabolic process by which organisms convert substances into excreted compounds.
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catabolism

(kә-tab´o-liz-әm) any destructive process by which complex substances are converted by living cells into simpler compounds, with release of energy; the opposite of anabolism. See also metabolism. adj., catabol´ic., adj.
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catabolism

(kua-tab;o-liz-em) The metabolic breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy.
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catabolism

[n] - breakdown of more complex substances into simpler ones with release of energy
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catabolism

<biochemistry> Any destructive metabolic process by which organisms convert substances into excreted compounds. ... Origin: Gr. Katabol = a throwing down ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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catabolism

katabolism noun breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
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Catabolism

An aspect of metabolism which is concerned with the breaking down of complex substances to simpler ones, with the release of energy
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catabolism

antonym anabolism
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catabolism

catabolism (kutăb'uliz"um) , subdivision of metabolism involving all degradative chemical reactions in the living cell. Large polymeric molecules such as polysaccharides, nucleic acids, and proteins are first split into their constituent monomeric units, such as amino acids, after whic...
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Catabolism

Catabolism consists of reactions involving endogenous organic substrates to provide chemically available energy (e.g., ATP) and/or to generate metabolic intermediates used in subsequent anabolic reactions.
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Catabolism

Catabolism: The energy-burning aspect of metabolism.
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catabolism

In biology, the destructive part of metabolism where living tissue is changed into energy and waste products. It is the opposite of anabolism. It occurs continuously in the body, but is accelerated during many disease processes, such as fever, and in starvation
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Catabolism

That aspect of metabolism involved in the breakdown of complex substances into simpler substances. For example the oxidation of glucose into carbon dioxide and water (with the release of energy) in aerobic respiration.
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catabolism

That part of metabolism concerned with the breakdown of complex substances into simple ones and the consequent release of energy. Its converse is anabolism.
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Catabolism

the biochemical processes involved in the breakdown of organic or inorganic compounds, usually leading to the production of energy.
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CATABOLISM

The body's breakdown of complex molecules, such as protein and fat, to simpler compounds.
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Catabolism

The breakdown of lean muscle mass, normally as a result of injury, immobilization and poor dieting techniques.
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Catabolism

The breakdown of lean muscle mass, normally as a result of injury, immobilization and poor dieting t
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Catabolism

The breakdown of lean muscles mass, normally as a result of injury, immobilization and poor dieting techniques.
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Catabolism

The decomposition by living organisms of complex organic molecules to simpler forms, with the release of energy.
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catabolism

the destructive metabolism of larger organic molecules into smaller constituents, usually with the release of energy (usually as ATP).
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Catabolism

The process by which large molecules are broken down into smaller molecules. Catabolism is the opposite of anabolism and part of metabolism. Catabolic reactions release energy, some of which is used to synthesise adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Glycolysis - the stepwise conversion of glucose to pyruvate - is an example of a catabolic reaction.
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