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metabolism

muh ta buh li zuhm

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

  • But, researchers note, a sluggish metabolism does not explain all obesity.
  • Amphetamines, which speeded metabolism and suppressed appetite, looked promising in the 1950s and '60s but turned out to be physically harmful and powerfully addictive.
  • If you want to increase your metabolism, there is really only one safe and reliable way to do it.
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  • Nick Lane in Oneindia
    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.
  • Roberto Alagna in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Katie Holmes in Xinhua
    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?"

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