what is metabolism and catabolism?

Asked by  | 3rd May, 2013, 05:48: AM

Expert Answer:

The metabolic pathways that builds up new molecules by utilizing energy are called anabolic pathways and the process is called anabolism. Example - increase in muscle mass.
 
The metabolic pathways that breaks down larger molecules into smaller ones and releases energy are called catabolic reactions and the process is called catabolism. Example - respiration in humans.
 
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Answered by  | 3rd May, 2013, 12:01: PM

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