What is metabolism?


is the sum of all the biochemical reactions taking place in our body which involve uptake or release of energy.

Metabolism is of two types:

1. Catabolism: Breakdown of biomolecules in the body to release energy.

For example: Respiration - Breakdown of glucose

2. Anabolism: Synthesis of biomolecules by the consumption of energy.

For example: Photosynthesis - Synthesis of food by the plants.


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