- the metabolic reaction sequence in glycolysis by which glucose is converted to pyruvic acid with production of ATP
C20: named after Gustav Embden (1874–1933) and Otto Meyerhof (1884–1951), German biochemists
- The anaerobic metabolic pathway by which glucose, especially the glycogen in human muscle, is converted to lactic acid.
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