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    Can someone explain to me what metabolism is. Its a bit vague in the revision guide with it just saying

    "Metabolism is all of the enzyme-controlled reactions in the body"

    Would love it if someone could explain it in further detail.
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    (Original post by Zak_I)
    Can someone explain to me what metabolism is. Its a bit vague in the revision guide with it just saying

    "Metabolism is all of the enzyme-controlled reactions in the body"

    Would love it if someone could explain it in further detail.
    Thanks
    your metabolism is basically the speed at which your body converts chemical energy from food such as glucose molecules into ATP which is the energy your body basically uses to fuel your cells. some people have a slow metabolism where there body stores the glucose as fat which causes people to gain weight. If you want more information about metabolism I suggest you look at information on the electron transport chain and the respiration cycle for more information . This can be found in practically any biology textbook or online if you google it. Youtube also do great videos

    this is a good video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR3NxCR9z2U


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    (Original post by Zak_I)
    Can someone explain to me what metabolism is. Its a bit vague in the revision guide with it just saying

    "Metabolism is all of the enzyme-controlled reactions in the body"

    Would love it if someone could explain it in further detail.
    Thanks
    The metabolism is the process of catabolism and anabolism together. It is a cycle in which chemical substances are split (catabolism) to get an energy source (ADP to ATP) and arrange to another subtances by using the energy sources (anabolism) which are reduced (ATP to ADP). This is intended for supplying the organisms with energy so they can work.
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    Thanks for putting it into context - really helped a lot!
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    (Original post by Zak_I)
    Thanks for putting it into context - really helped a lot!
    You are welcome. You know the principle at least. On higher grades you will go into detail. My advice: don't lose the track.
 
 
 
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