of, relating to, or affected by metabolism.
- met·a·bol·i·cal·ly, adverb
- hy·per·met·a·bol·ic, adjective
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How to use metabolic in a sentence
Our bodies release certain metabolites—products of our metabolic activities.
Finding the genetic basis for the animal’s metabolic feats could clarify the mitochondrial genome’s function, helping to find treatments for human metabolic diseases.Lizard-like tuatara carry two distinct mitochondrial genomes | Devin A. Reese | January 29, 2021 | Science News
Basal metabolic rate is the minimum amount of calories required for basic functions at rest.Some people can eat anything and not gain a pound. How metabolism affects the calories you burn each day. | Terezie Tolar-Peterson | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
In birds, metabolic rates played a massive role for birds, while isolating mechanisms like body hair or fat reserves had a prominent role for mammals.Animals are finding surprising ways to adapt to rising temperatures | María Paula Rubiano A. | November 23, 2020 | Popular-Science
Adipose tissue is therefore important for good metabolic health.Belly Fat Linked To Higher Risk Of Premature Death, Regardless Of Your Weight | LGBTQ-Editor | October 5, 2020 | No Straight News
What if they were to measure body composition or hormone levels or metabolic rate?
A “set point” would determine weight by regulating metabolic activity, hunger and even the desire to do exercise.
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.
Eventually, he developed metabolic syndrome—a condition that presages diabetes and heart disease.
It stimulates metabolic activity of tissue cells and secures more complete oxidation of energy-yielding elements.
Not as our bodies do the stars need continual metabolic replacing food.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
(b) The medium became toxic from the accumulation of metabolic products.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
A still more important difference is that the metabolic force is peculiar to the cell.Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
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