metabolism metabolism  /mə ˈtæ bə ˌlɪ zəm/


  1. (n) the marked and rapid transformation of a larva into an adult that occurs in some animals
  2. (n) the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life


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  1. But, researchers note, a sluggish metabolism does not explain all obesity.
  2. Amphetamines, which speeded metabolism and suppressed appetite, looked promising in the 1950s and '60s but turned out to be physically harmful and powerfully addictive.
  3. If you want to increase your metabolism, there is really only one safe and reliable way to do it.


  1. Discovery of how a gene that regulates factors involved in bacteria pathogenicity acts

    ( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) In a piece of work carried out by the Carbohydrate Metabolism Research Team of the Institute of Agrobiotechnology, the discovery has been made of the way in which the glgS gene (now renamed as the "surface composition regulator", scoR) acts in bacteria and how the mechanisms involved in bacterial infection can be altered by manipulating this gene, which indirectly affects ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Research Found That Metabolism Damage Can Occur As Early As Age 1, Yet the Solution Has Always Been Available

    A new study by the University of Texas San Antonio and the Smithsonian Biology Institute shows metabolism damage is a root cause of obesity. PhenObestin 37.5 from offers a solution to increase metabolism. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Deep brain stimulation trial in treatment-resistant obesity links weight loss trend to metabolism increase programmed ...

    A deep brain stimulation trial in treatment-resistant obesity linked a weight loss trend to a metabolism increase programmed in a metabolic chamber, according to a pilot study.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "Thermodynamic constraints mean that chemiosmosis is strictly necessary for carbon and energy metabolism in all organisms that grow from simple chemical ingredients [autotrophy] today, and presumably the first free-living cells," said Lane.
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Nick Lane Source: Oneindia

  2. "I was fine when I started, but this problem with my metabolism, if I am very emotional or stressed, my system consumes sugars very quickly," Alagna said by telephone from the airport in Milan on Friday. "After that happened to me, the sugars...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Roberto Alagna Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Katie said of her Broadway stint: "My metabolism was in full gear the whole time. I lose weight fast when I'm working so hard. It doesn't matter how much I eat, I just get thin. It's not the worst problem in the world to have though is it?"
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Katie Holmes Source: Xinhua

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