Organ: Catabolism


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Catabolism: Any metabolic process that breaks down a substance (releasing energy)
Introduction: A metabolic process that breaks down a molecule into smaller molecules is called catabolism or a catabolic process. A catabolic process usually releases energy. The opposite is anabolism where larger molecules are created, usually by consuming energy.
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Organ types: Metabolism (12)
Related organs: metabolism (12), anabolism (0)
Organs: all organs

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