hyperanabolism

anabolism

[uh-nab-uh-liz-uhm]
noun Biology, Physiology.
constructive metabolism; the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances from simpler ones (opposed to catabolism ).

Origin:
1885–90; ana- + (meta)bolism

anabolic [an-uh-bol-ik] , adjective
hyperanabolic, adjective
hyperanabolism, noun
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anabolism (əˈnæbəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
Compare catabolism a metabolic process in which complex molecules are synthesized from simpler ones with the storage of energy; constructive metabolism
 
[C19: from ana- + (meta)bolism]

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anabolism a·nab·o·lism (ə-nāb'ə-lĭz'əm)
n.
The phase of metabolism in which simple substances are synthesized into the complex materials of living tissue.


an'a·bol'ic (ān'ə-bŏl'ĭk) adj.
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anabolism   (ə-nāb'ə-lĭz'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
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.

anabolic adjective
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anabolism definition


The chemical reactions that synthesize molecules in metabolism. (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.
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