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Qualifier English: metabolism
Qualifier Spanish: metabolismo
Qualifier Portuguese: metabolismo
Qualifier French: métabolisme
Entry term(s): biochemical pathways
biodegradation
biotransformation
catabolism
degradation
secretion
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/Q000378
Scope note: Used with organs, cells and subcellular fractions, organisms, and diseases for biochemical changes. It is used also with drugs and chemicals for catabolic changes (breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones). For anabolic processes (conversion of small molecules into large), BIOSYNTHESIS is used. For enzymology, pharmacokinetics, and secretion use the specific subheadings.
Annotation: subheading only: includes "binding", "catabolism", "conversion", "degradation", "pathway", "splitting", "storage", "utilization"; not for "anabolism": use instead /biosynthesis; for "absorption", "release", "transport", "uptake" /pharmacokinetics is also available; for excretion into the blood use /blood, into the cerebrospinal fluid use /cerebrospinal fluid, into the urine use /urine; for biosynthesis or synthesis use /biosynthesis; for metabolic aspects of enzymes use /enzymology with Category A, B, and C terms
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use; main heading/ME or ME (SH) or SUBS APPLY ME; included /pharmacokinetics 1966-87
History Note: 66; used with Category A-D & F 1966-74; A-D & F3 1975-86; A-D, F3, AGING, CLIMACTERIC+, INFANT, NEWBORN+, PREGNANCY+, PREGNANCY, ANIMAL+, PUBERTY+ & PUERPERIUM+ 1987; A-D, F3, AGING, CLIMACTERIC+, INFANT, NEWBORN+, PREGNANCY+, PREGNANCY, ANIMAL+, PUBERTY+, PUERPERIUM+ & SMOKING 1988; A-D, F3, AGING, CLIMACTERIC+, INFANT, NEWBORN+, PREGNANCY+, PREGNANCY, ANIMAL+, PUBERTY+, PUERPERIUM+ & SMOKING+ 1989; A2-16, B-D & F3 1990 forward
Entry Version: METAB
Abbreviation: ME
DeCS ID: 22044
Unique ID: Q000378
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2018/07/09
metabolism - Preferred
Concept UI M0030575
Scope note Used with organs, cells and subcellular fractions, organisms, and diseases for biochemical changes. It is used also with drugs and chemicals for catabolic changes (breakdown of complex molecules into simpler ones). For anabolic processes (conversion of small molecules into large), BIOSYNTHESIS is used. For enzymology, pharmacokinetics, and secretion use the specific subheadings.
Preferred term metabolism
biodegradation - Narrower
Concept UI M0030576
Preferred term biodegradation
biotransformation - Narrower
Concept UI M0030577
Preferred term biotransformation
secretion - Narrower
Concept UI M0030759
Scope note Used for the discharge across the cell membrane, into the extracellular space or ducts, of endogenous substances resulting from the activity of intact cells of glands, tissues, or organs.
Preferred term secretion
degradation - Narrower
Concept UI M0030579
Preferred term degradation
biochemical pathways - Narrower
Concept UI M0030578
Preferred term biochemical pathways
catabolism - Narrower
Concept UI M0030583
Preferred term catabolism



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