metabolism

Definitions

Agriculture

Food

  • The process of converting circulating blood components derived from food or the breakdown of body tissues, principally fats, sugars and amino acids, into new or repaired body tissues and into energy by chemical reaction and conversion in the body’s cells. The end products of these reactions are transported by the blood and excreted via the lungs, skin or kidneys.

Medical

  • noun the chemical processes which are continually taking place in the human body and which are essential to life, especially the processes that convert food into energy
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