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sum of all biochemical processes involved in life. Two subcategories of metabolism are anabolism, the building up of complex organic molecules from simpler precursors, and catabolism, the breakdown of complex substances into simpler molecules, often accompanied by
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the aggregate of chemical processes that constitute one of the aspects of metabolism in an organism and are directed at forming the components of cells and tissues. Anabolism is interrelated with the opposite process, catabolism, since the decomposed products of various compounds can be reused in anabolism, forming new substances in different combinations. Anabolic processes, occurring in green plants with the absorption of solar energy, are of planetary significance and play a decisive role in the synthesis of organic substances from inorganic ones.


A part of metabolism involving the union of smaller molecules into larger molecules; the method of synthesis of tissue structure.


a metabolic process in which complex molecules are synthesized from simpler ones with the storage of energy; constructive metabolism
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In the past it has been suggested (most commonly in the context of parenteral nutrition) that a patient's energy requirements should be provided as 'non-protein calories', in order to spare the protein for healing and anabolism.
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It has been suggested, but without experimental proof, that a weekly increase of >40 mg/L in prealbumin concentrations reflects a switch to anabolism (12).
Third, despite athletes having healthy body fat percentage, the majority of baseball athletes desire more muscle mass, and 40% unnecessarily supplement with protein in an effort to promote muscle anabolism.
The excess growth hormone in critical illness theoretically may also assist in lowering potassium levels by increasing cellular synthesis and tissue anabolism.
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Among the many agents that have been used are pentavalent antimonials (which cause some systemic toxicity and are used to treat the mucocutaneous form), pentamidine, amphotericin B (which is used primarily for visceral leishmaniasis), paromomycin (used for the visceral and cutaneous forms), cytokines such as interferon gamma (used for some mucocutaneous forms, including those caused by Leishmania braziliensis strains), oral antifungals such as ketoconazole, fluconazole, and itraconazole (which are well tolerated), and hipoxanthine (which inhibits purine anabolism and slows Leishmania proliferation).
They have been defined as drugs that replenish cellular constitutes, promote anabolism and the feedback system in cellular activities.
In differentiated cells, plastids can be involved in anabolism (chloroplasts) or in storing reserves in amyloplasts and elaioplasts (Wheatley, 1977).
Irritability," he said, "can be traced to a couple of characters in our nervous system by the names of Anabolism and Catabolism.
It also explains the mechanism by which you become afflicted with this syndrome: you age so quickly (insufficient anabolism with heightened catabolism promoting excessive carbohydrate creation without even eating sugar).