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Metabolism

  • Definition
    • Metabolism refers to all the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy, such as:

      • Breathing
      • Circulating blood
      • Controlling body temperature
      • Contracting muscles
      • Digesting food and nutrients
      • Eliminating waste through urine and feces
      • Functioning of the brain and nerves
  • References
    • Tortora GJ, Derrickson BH. Metabolism. In: Tortora GJ, Derrickson BH. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology. 14th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John H Wiley and Sons; 2013:chap 25.