- of, relating to, or affected by metabolism.
- undergoing metamorphosis.
Origin of metabolic
Examples from the Web for metabolic
What if they were to measure body composition or hormone levels or metabolic rate?
After all, here we are, in the middle of a global obesity crisis; and there they are running a metabolic lab on television.
They are much more likely to have metabolic syndrome—a condition that puts you at high risk for diabetes and heart disease.The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
May 22, 2014
Any activity that helps you to relax lowers your metabolic rate to help promote sleep, says Dr. Suh.Can’t Sleep? Your Guide to a Better Night’s Rest
January 24, 2014
Con: Dangerously low calorie intake and a high risk of metabolic shock.Thin By Friday
The Daily Beast
September 28, 2010
The metabolic processes of life are both constructive and destructive.The Story of the Living Machine
H. W. Conn
The pathology of gout is discussed in the article on Metabolic Diseases.
Now, an indispensable condition of the ripening of the ovum in the female organism is that the metabolic process shall be normal.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex
Samuel Leopold Schenk
The metabolic body of the infusorium may be altered in various ways by the autonomous contraction of these.The Wonders of Life
These metabolic changes take place in living cells full of intense activities.Man's Place in the Universe
Alfred R. Wallace
Word Origin and History for metabolic
1845 in biological sense, from German metabolisch (1839), from Greek metabolikos "changeable," from metabole "a change, changing, a transition" (see metabolism). Used earlier in a general sense of "involving change" (1743). Related: Metabolically.
- Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.
- The chemical processes by which cells produce the substances and energy needed to sustain life. As part of metabolism, organic compounds are broken down to provide heat and energy in the process called catabolism. Simpler molecules are also used to build more complex compounds like proteins for growth and repair of tissues as part of anabolism. Many metabolic processes are brought about by the action of enzymes. The overall speed at which an organism carries out its metabolic processes is termed its metabolic rate (or, when the organism is at rest, its basal metabolic rate). Birds, for example, have a high metabolic rate, since they are warm-blooded, and their usual method of locomotion, flight, requires large amounts of energy. Accordingly, birds usually need large amounts of high-quality, energy-rich foods such as seeds or meat, which they must eat frequently. See more at cellular respiration.