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see metabolismmetabolism,
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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Anabolic steroids can be testosterone or androgen derivatives.
According to our experience, treatment should be initiated with combined oral corticosteroids and H1 and H2 antihistamines, and in case of poor response to therapy, oral anabolics should be introduced.
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The skeletal anabolics build new bone by increasing the number and action of osteoblasts.
Of those three cases, one subject had been taking outrageously large doses of C-17 oral anabolics without cessation for five years, and a second case was more indicative of classic liver malignancy.
In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Anabolics in Animal Production: Public Health Aspects, Analytical Methods, and Regulation (Meissonnier E, Mitchell-Vigneron J, eds), 15-17 February 1983, Paris, France.
In conclusion, anabolics implants have a positive influence on grazing steers with feed supplements in the finishing stage.
I then talked to her several times because according to the approved program she should have been given anabolics only since last year.
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