In this way, anabolism and catabolism exist in balance with each other and are the ying and the yang of metabolism.
anabolism requires the input of energy, in the form of food calories, and is the process by which the body stores energy.
Similar considerations as to the formation and breaking up of the molecules in anabolism and catabolism apply to polymerization.
Consider, for example, a centre of anabolism in a living organism.
A very noticeable expression of the anabolism of woman is her tendency to put on fat.
We may thus regard every centre of anabolism as a negative pole of diffusion.
Of course this may be a matter of anabolism, pure and simple.
The former is constructive metabolism, or anabolism; the latter, destructive metabolism, or katabolism.
anabolism, the formation of more complex chemical bodies by the agency of protoplasm, 86.
The processes concerned in metabolism are chiefly those of building up, “anabolism,” and breaking down, “catabolism.”
anabolism a·nab·o·lism (ə-nāb'ə-lĭz'əm)
The phase of metabolism in which simple substances are synthesized into the complex materials of living tissue.
The phase of metabolism in which complex molecules, such as the proteins and fats that make up body tissue, are formed from simpler ones. Compare catabolism.
Note: Athletes often attempt to improve their performance by speeding up this molecule-building process through the use of drugs called anabolic steroids, despite the potential health risks involved. This use is outlawed in many athletic competitions, such as the Olympic Games.