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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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Jim McVeigh is acting director at the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University and Britain's leading expert in the misuse of anabolic steroids.
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I'M all in favour of people taking regular exercise and enjoying sporting activities but in your son's case you're right to be concerned if he starts using anabolic steroids.
Anabolic steroids--the drugs that disqualified Canadian Ben Johnson from his 1988 Summer Olympic gold medal last September in Seoul, South Korea--seem to be favored among athletes of non-professional and non-Olympic caliber as well.
Controversy surrounding dual Classic winner Big Brown in 2008, whose trainer Rick Dutrow admitted the horse had been trained on steroids, led the sport to prohibit the use of anabolics in racehorses.
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