Origin of anabolism
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In this way, anabolism and catabolism exist in balance with each other and are the ying and the yang of metabolism.
Anabolism requires the input of energy, in the form of food calories, and is the process by which the body stores energy.
Of course this may be a matter of anabolism, pure and simple.
Consider, for example, a centre of anabolism in a living organism.
We may thus regard every centre of anabolism as a negative pole of diffusion.
A very noticeable expression of the anabolism of woman is her tendency to put on fat.Sex and Society
William I. Thomas
The former is constructive metabolism, or anabolism; the latter, destructive metabolism, or katabolism.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
- a metabolic process in which complex molecules are synthesized from simpler ones with the storage of energy; constructive metabolismCompare catabolism
C19: from ana- + (meta) bolism
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Word Origin and History for anabolism
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- The phase of metabolism in which simple substances are synthesized into the complex materials of living tissue.
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- The phase of metabolism in which complex molecules, such as the proteins and fats that make up body tissue, are formed from simpler ones. Compare catabolism.
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