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The chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for the maintenance of life

  1. 1. • The chemical processes occurring within a living cell or organism that are necessary for themaintenance of life. In metabolism some substances are broken down to yield energy for vitalprocesses while other substances, necessary for life, are synthesized.• The processing of a specific substance within the living body: water metabolism; iodinemetabolismThe synthesis of complex molecules in living organisms from simpler ones together with the storageof energy; constructive metabolismThe breakdown of complex molecules in living organisms to form simpler ones, together with therelease of energy; destructive metabolism

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