Metabolism is the general name for many different regulatory systems within the body. Dysfunction in any single metabolic system can cause disease. There are metabolic disorders affecting any given metabolic system. For example, there is the glucose metabolism (diabetes; hyperglycemia; hypoglycemia), thyroid metabolism (hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism), calcium metabolism (hypocalcemia; hypercalcemia), and many, many others. Read more about: Metabolic Disorders

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Metabolism — Chemical changes that occur in tissues.


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Metabolism: The chemical reactions in living organisms by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities and new material is assimilated.2


Types may include:3

Types of Metabolic Process:

  • Biogenic Amine Metabolism
  • Biosynthesis
  • Detoxification
  • Free Radical Alteration
  • Homeostasis
  • Intermediary Metabolism
  • Metabolic Control
  • Resistance Process

Categories for Metabolism

Category of Metabolic Therapy:


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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ bbd/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): calcium.html
  6. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ C0020456/ 

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