Metabolism

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is a combination of all chemical reactions, which undergoes in each cell of all living organisms, for providing the required energy used for the survival.

In simple words, Metabolism is defined as the process of changing food into energy, which our body uses to keep itself functional.

Catabolism vs Anabolism

Catabolism is the destructive aspect of metabolism and anabolism is the constructive aspect of metabolism.

What is Catabolism?

Catabolism is a process, in which big, complex molecules are broken down into small molecules, which are ready to use. In digestion process, where the food which we consume is broken down into small and simpler molecules. These simple molecules are easy to use for body growth.

What is Anabolism?

Anabolism is a process, in which, small and simple molecules are combined together to form big and complex molecules. Being an endergonic process, anabolism requires energy to perform. These big molecules, which are final product of anabolism are further used for energy storage, in the form of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate).

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