Metabolism: The set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life.
There are 2 types or parts of metabolism
- Catabolism- the chemical breakdown of organic matter. Seen in cellular respiration.
- readsorption of old/dead cells
- Anabolism- the chemical construction of cell components like proteins or nucleic acids.
There are some parts of metabolism that don’t fit in any category.
- transport energy, moving products through the organism