Constructive metabolism

Definition

noun

The type of metabolism involving a set of chemical reactions that constructs or synthesizes molecules from smaller units, usually requiring input of energy (ATP) in the process.


Supplement

Examples are bone growth and mineralization, and muscle mass build-up.


Synonym: anabolism.
Compare: destructive metabolism.
See also: metabolism.

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