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metabolize

 [mĕ-tab´o-līz]
to subject to or be transformed by metabolism.

me·tab·o·lize

(mĕ-tab'ō-līz),
To undergo the chemical changes of metabolism.

metabolize

(mĭ-tăb′ə-līz′)
v. metabo·lized, metabo·lizing, metabo·lizes
v.tr.
To subject (a substance) to metabolism: a drug that cats and dogs metabolize differently.
v.intr.
1. To perform metabolism: observed that the cells had stopped metabolizing.
2. To undergo change by metabolism: a compound that metabolizes in the liver.

me·tab′o·liz′a·ble adj.

metabolize

[mətab′əlīz]
Etymology: Gk, metabole, change
to undergo metabolism, the breaking down of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into smaller units; reorganizing of those units as tissue building blocks or as energy sources; and eliminating waste products of the processes.

me·tab·o·lize

(mĕ-tab'ŏ-līz)
To undergo the chemical changes of metabolism.

metabolize

to subject to or be transformed by metabolism.

Patient discussion about metabolize

Q. How is it possible to have permanent weight loss if dieting slows down metabolism? well, i know that eating less will have the body adjust to the new calorie intake and thus, no further weight loss. So how is it possible to have permanent weight loss if eating less doesn't work? Please give tips and suggestions, people who have successfully lost weight. thanks so much!

A. That is why you need to cycle every few weeks. Change things up and shock your body because it does plateau. But if you challenge yourself every so often you will see results continuously.

Q. How could one boost metabolism by diet? I am aware for long that metabolism is the cause for poor health and fitness.So how could one boost metabolism by diet?

A. Metabolism, if it is not erroneous genetically; then it can be controlled or increased by any diet. What matters is the timing and regularity you feed yourself which uses your hormones and enzymes in your body to do the task they are for. This timing and regularity depends on eating in same time regularly and working and sleeping too. To excite some hormones even if they had switched off their action in body, can be excited by exercise and feeding with small diets in regular short time intervals. To make all this happen, reduce on junk foods, please.

Q. How does coffee affect a diet? does it have an affect on metabolism? on losing weight?

A. Well, coffee can increase and to accelerate the beginning of burning fat during exercise (usually only after 20-30 minutes of exercise), but the overall effect is not that substantial. YOu should remember that it makes your kidney to produce more urine, so you should drink more.

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The boxed warning that clopidogrel received in 2010 regarding poor metabolizers led to "regulatory guidance" during design of the GEMINI-ACS-1 trial requiring routine pharmacogenomic testing for clopidogrel-metabolizing status, Dr.
Distribution of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 polymorphisms associated with poor metabolizer phenotype in five Amerindian groups and western Mestizos from Mexico.
Pharmacokinetics of codeine and its metabolite morphine in ultra-rapid metabolizers due to CYP2D6 duplication.
Decreased phenotype concordance was observed for CYP2C19 for genotypes *1/*2 and *1/*8 and for CYP2D6 for genotypes *1/*4, *2/*3, and *2/*4, as some laboratories reported these as extensive instead of intermediate metabolizers.
CYP2C19 from different genetic backgrounds metabolize the above mentioned drug differently and studies have shown that Japanese and Caucasians poor metabolizers respond properly to the drug with therapeutic dosage, but extensive metabolizers have been shown to have no effect on the above drug at therapeutic dosage.
If caffeine makes you feel a bit nervous, irritable, hyper, anxious, or depressed, or if it causes insomnia, you are likely a slow metabolizer.
Patients who are poor metabolizers (an estimated 5%-10% of Caucasians, 1%-5% of Asians, 2%-7% of African Americans, and 2%-6% of Hispanics (20)) will convert very little codeine to morphine; conversely, those who are rapid metabolizers will convert extensive amounts.
Evidence has been presented that persons who are poor metabolizers (PMs) may be at increased risk for dose-related adverse events caused by drugs that are metabolized predominately by CYP2D6, while patients with multiple copies of active genes, UMs, may be more likely to experience therapeutic failure due to rapid metabolism (7).
extensive metabolizers (EMs; CYP2C19*1/*1 and CYP2C19*1/ *X; where 'X' represents a mutant allele) and poor metabolizers (PMs; CYP2C19*X/*X) with marked inter-individual variations in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of PPIs in the population.
Other urban metabolizers include sewage systems, landfills, domestic pets and pests like rats, which in some cities outnumber people.
Looking at a key gene involved in metabolizing caffeine, they were able to differentiate between individuals with a particular variation of the gene that made them "fast" metabolizers and those with another variant who were "slow" metabolizers.
We have recently demonstrated that caffeinated-coffee increases the risk of a heart attack among individuals who carry a version of a gene that makes them 'slow' caffeine metabolizers, but has no effect among individuals who are 'fast' caffeine metabolizers.