Lesson Flashcards: Metabolism

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Anabolism

The metabolic reactions that construct molecules from smaller units using ATP

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ATP (adenosine triphosphate)

An energy-carrying molecule that is found in all living cells

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Catabolism

A set of metabolic reactions that break down molecules into smaller units, releasing ATP in the process

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Gluconeogenesis

The process in which new glucose from the breakdown of proteins and fats is formed

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Metabolism

All chemical reactions that occur within living organisms to maintain life

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