Metabolismo

Definición

El metabolismo se refiere a todos los procesos físicos y químicos del cuerpo que convierten o usan energía, tales como:

  • Respiración
  • Circulación sanguínea
  • Regulación de la temperatura corporal
  • Contracción muscular
  • Digestión de alimentos y nutrientes
  • Eliminación de los desechos a través de la orina y de las heces
  • Funcionamiento del cerebro y los nervios

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Metabolismo

Referencias

Elsas LJ II. Approach to inborn errors of metabolism. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 212.

Revision

Last reviewed 9/3/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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