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metabolize

[mə′tab·ə‚līz]
(physiology)
To transform by metabolism; to subject to metabolism.
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All the rage over the past couple of years, smoothie bars are popping up everywhere, but your average eight-ounce drink metabolizes into the equivalent amount of blood sugar of eight teaspoons of table sugar.
There are a large number of proteins in a system at any one time, and they are always changing as an organism cats and metabolizes food, exercises, and sleeps.
Researchers already knew that heavy people tend to metabolize efavirenz relatively quickly.
YOU'RE OK, I'M OK In addition to affecting how a specific person metabolizes drugs, genetic variations also encode other molecules at the biochemical center of many diseases.
A new study indicates that the body can metabolize nicotine into products that the lungs subsequently may convert into a potent carcinogen.
This gene has two versions, one whose enzyme metabolizes alcohol faster than the other's does.
1988) reported that in the liver, DBP and DEHP induce 17[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type IV (17[beta]-HSD IV), the enzyme that metabolizes estradiol to estrone.
The new test measures the activity of an enzyme known as cytochrome p450 3A4 (CYP 3A4), which breaks down, or metabolizes, docetaxel and many other drugs, says Paul B.