anaerobic catabolism

anaerobic catabolism

the breakdown of complex chemical substances into simpler compounds, with the release of energy, in the absence of oxygen.
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Traditionally, it is thought to be an inflammatory reaction to cholesterol crystals released from blood breakdown products during anaerobic catabolism of blood and blood products.
Although it is widely accepted that the pathogenesis of cholesterol granuloma involves anaerobic catabolism of blood and blood products, the source of blood products within the temporal bone and clivus remains a topic of discussion.