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Anabolic pathway

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Definition

noun

The series 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.


Word origin: anabolic < anabolism: from the Greek: anabole, "to build up".

Compare: catabolic pathway.
See also: metabolic pathway.