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Metabolismo - Overview

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
  • Reviewed last on: 8/14/2010
  • 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., Inc.

Referencias

Elsas LJ. Approach to inborn errors of metabolism. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 216.

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