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metabolismme‧tab‧o‧lis‧m /məˈtæbəlɪzəm/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBMthe chemical processes by which food is changed into energy in your body This drug speeds up your metabolism.protein/carbohydrate/alcohol etc metabolism The vast majority of alcohol metabolism occurs in the liver.metabolism of the metabolism of fat by the liver
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metabolismWomen also have different metabolism rates than men, causing medicine to affect their bodies differently.Physiological changes that normally accompany the aging process alter absorption, distribution, excretion, and drug metabolism.Many polar species have clearly originated in this way by adaptations of metabolism, form and lifestyle.On the other hand, many scientists are certain that gigantism must preclude elevated rates of metabolism.The way out of this predicament was to alter their own environment through their own metabolism.It also plays an important role in lipid, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism of adults.Why should we think that metabolism is controlled, but not the vortex?After about age 30, your metabolism slows down and you start to gain weight.protein/carbohydrate/alcohol etc metabolismIt also plays an important role in lipid, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism of adults.These studies of whole body protein metabolism, however, simply reflect an average of events occurring in all individual tissues.It has also been suggested that genetically based differences in alcohol metabolism may play a role.It is probably due to the accompanying impairment in protein metabolism.Thiazide diuretic agents might adversely influence carbohydrate metabolism in several ways.Previous investigations of protein metabolism in these clinical disorders have centred on measurements of whole body protein turnover.The vast majority of alcohol metabolism occurs in the liver.The principal product of alcohol metabolism is acetic acid, which is useful in many ways.
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