metabolic waste products

metabolic waste products

Etymology: Gk, metabole, change; L, vastare, to destroy, producere, to produce
the products of metabolic activity after oxygen and nutrients have been supplied to a cell. These mainly include water and carbon dioxide, along with sodium chloride and soluble nitrogenous salts, which are excreted in urine, feces, and exhaled air.
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b Deposition of metabolic waste products in the deep layers of the retina
Free radicals attack the structure of our cell membranes, creating metabolic waste products that disturb DNA and RNA production, interfere with the synthesis of protein, and destroy important cellular enzymes.
The free radicals also attack the structure of our cell membranes, creating metabolic waste products known as lipofuscins.
Claims submitted for treatment of uremia, an excess of metabolic waste products in the blood, showed the largest spike, increasing 141 percent for dogs and 152 percent for cats in March.
Recent research has further identified that drinking several glasses a day helps keep you satiated, flushes metabolic waste products from the body, and transports nutrients to help digestion and your metabolism.
In addition to creating skeletal muscle and heart 'patches,' nuclear transplantation was used to generate immune-compatible kidney units with the ability to excrete toxic metabolic waste products through a urinelike fluid.
The key purpose of urea is to rid the body of ammonia, one of the primary metabolic waste products produced during the normal breakdown of proteins in cells.
Acute renal failure is characterized by a rapid decline in kidney function which leads to a toxic build-up of metabolic waste products in the blood.