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catalystA chemical substance that promotes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being changed. Most biochemical catalysts are ENZYMES and almost all body chemistry depends on the catalytic action of thousands of different enzymes.
catalysta compound which is able to increase the speed of a reaction by lowering the ACTIVATION ENERGY needed for the reaction to start. Protein catalysts are called ENZYMES and are found in all living cells.
catalystagent accelerating a chemical reaction but not used up, nor permanently changed, by that reaction; most enzymes are catalysts
Patient discussion about catalyst
Q. Does alcohol drinking act as a catalyst of a problem? Does alcohol drinking act as a catalyst of a problem? My father has been battling depression and anxiety for many years and he used to drink in the past. Recently his behavior associated with drinking is visible and I strongly suspect that he is drinking again. Generally we get silly after drinking but my dad`s perception are altered in a negative way….