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metabolize

[mə′tab·ə‚līz]
(physiology)
To transform by metabolism; to subject to metabolism.
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Microbes that can survive without oxygen, such as those that metabolize sulfur compounds, take over.
The finding also implies that many bacteria in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, for instance, may metabolize hydrogen instead of sulfur.
Drugs that CYP2D6 are thought to metabolize include Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Effexor, Hydrocodone, Risperdel, Toprol, Ultram, Ziac and the over-the-counter drugs, Allegria, Dytuss and Tusstat.
As the bacteria metabolize organic matter in either sediment (SN: 7/13/02, p.
Researchers already knew that heavy people tend to metabolize efavirenz relatively quickly.
Such threats could arise both from a lack of fuels and from cells' failure to properly metabolize the fuels at their disposal.
Scientists already knew that when PCBs bind to the pregnane X receptor (PXR) in rodents, the ligand-bound receptor elicits production of enzymes that metabolize PCBs and other contaminants.
The trick, he says, is finding which bacteria metabolize pollutants in their natural environment.
Another exceptional quality is that HAN's unique distillation process preserves natural amino acids that help drinkers metabolize alcohol and recover faster.
One species, Sulfurospirillum barnesii, can metabolize no fewer than nine types of atoms or ions other than arsenates, including sulfur, nitrates, nitrites, and selenates.
On 6 June 2003, the EPA held the first public meeting to begin negotiating an enforceable consent agreement for the chemical and for fluorotelomers, compounds that may degrade or metabolize into PFOA.
Hepatocytes metabolize or de-toxify drugs or substances ingested into the body.