What is Metabolism? Definition & Types | Short Notes

In this article we will discuss about what is metabolism and types of metabolism

What is Metabolism?

  • Set of chemical reactions that occur within a living organism
  • Thousands of chemical reactions needed to keep your body as alive and healthy.
  • Most of chemical reactions are multi step reaction called pathway

Types of Metabolism

I) Catabolism

  • Breaking down of complex molecules into simpler molecules
  • Degradation pathway
  • This metabolic process releases energy
  • Example: Cellular respiration & Digestion of food

II) Anabolism

  • Formation of complex molecules from simpler molecules
  • Bio-synthetic Pathway
  • This metabolic process requires energy
  • Example: Photosynthesis, Protein & DNA Synthesis

Types of Metabolism

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