Endogenous Nutrition

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Endogenous Nutrition

 

the assimilation by the body of substances that constitute the organism itself, as in starvation and hibernation. Endogenous nutrition involves the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in certain tissues, for example, fatty and muscle tissues. The resulting low-molecular products are used to synthesize substances in other tissues, for example, nerve tissue.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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