A sequence of biochemical reactions that converts fuel molecules into energy used to drive other biological processes.

The sum total of anabolism and catabolism.

Intermediary Metabolism

The enzyme-catalyzed reactions that extract chemical energy from nutrient molecules and utilize it to synthesize perform cell functions.

Secondary Metabolism

Pathways that lead to specialized products, not found in every living cell.

See also: Anabolism, Basal Metabolic Rate, Catabolism, Energy, Metabolite.

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Subjects: Biology