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met·a·bol·ic path·way(met'ă-bol'ik path'wā)
Intercellular chemical reactions; catalyzed by enzymes; include the principal chemical reactions, mostly enzyme-dependent, that an organism needs to maintain homeostasis and to break down or build up molecules.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
metabolic pathwaythe sequence of enzyme reactions followed in the formation of one substance from another.
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A sequence of chemical reactions that lead from some precursor to a product, where the product of each step in the series is the starting material for the next step.
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