Specializing in Canine and Feline Neurology and Neurosurgery for Over 30 Years

metabolic

Relating to metabolism, the sum of the chemical processes in a cell or in the body that are necessary to sustain life; includes creating energy by breaking down substances (e.g. oxygen, food) and using energy to synthesize substances (e.g. proteins, fats, sugars), called catabolism and anabolism, repectively.