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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and it appears that we have adapted [it] to most efficiently clear our brain of the metabolic waste products that build up while we are awake," the study's lead author said.
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.
Which indicate the increased viremia with bacterial infection and accumulation of metabolic waste products in body which cause severe damage to the vital organs.
Urine also contains metabolic waste products (formaldehyde, ammonia, dissolved heavy metals).
In addition, gradual removal of solutes and metabolic waste products helps to clear inflammatory mediators and ensure adequate nutrition for patients and lead to improved renal recovery.
The free radicals also attack the structure of our cell membranes, creating metabolic waste products known as lipofuscins.
After waste-laden blood enters the kidneys via the renal artery, it moves through progressively smaller vessels until it reaches the nephrons, within which metabolic waste products are removed by microscopically tiny filtering bodies called glomeruli.
The increased blood brings more oxygen to the muscles, and lessens the amount of metabolic waste products which, if they build up, can cause pain.