anabolic
adjective see anabolism

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  • Anabolic — An a*bol ic, a. [Gr. ? something heaped up; ? + ? a stroke.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anabolic — (adj.) pertaining to the process of building up (especially in metabolism), 1876, from Gk. anabole that which is thrown up; a mound, from anaballein to throw or toss up, from ana up, upward (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + ballein to throw (see BALLISTICS… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anabolic — Relating to or promoting anabolism. * * * adj. promoting tissue growth by increasing the metabolic processes involved in protein synthesis. Anabolic steroids are synthetic forms of male sex hormones (see androgen); they include nandrolone and… …   Medical dictionary

  • anabolic — ANABÓLI//C anaboliccă (anabolicci, anabolicce) Care ţine de anabolism; propriu anabolismului. /<fr. anabolique Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX  ANABÓLIC, Ă adj. (bot.) Referitor la anabolism. [< fr. anabolique]. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • anabolic — adj. promoting tissue growth by increasing the metabolic processes involved in protein synthesis. Anabolic steroids are synthetic forms of male sex hormones (see androgen); they include nandrolone. They were formerly used to help weight gain in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anabolic —     Promoting anabolism. Specifically, an agent or function that stimulates the organization of smaller substances into larger ones. Examples: making a starch out of sugars, a protein out of amino acids, or making triglycerides out of fatty acids …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • anabolic — Of a process, route or reaction. Metabolic pathways are classically divided into anabolic and catabolic types. The former are synthetic processes, frequently requiring expenditure of phosphorylating ability of ATP, and reductive steps; the latter …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • anabolic — 1. adjective Of, or concerning anabolism. Ant: catabolic 2. noun An anabolic steroid …   Wiktionary

  • anabolic — an•a•bol•ic [[t]ˌæn əˈbɒl ɪk[/t]] adj. med pha pertaining to, involving, or promoting anabolism: anabolic processes[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80; < Gk anabolḗ a throwing up (= ana +bolḗ a throw; cf. bállein to throw) + ic …   From formal English to slang

  • anabolic — anabolism ► NOUN Biochemistry ▪ the synthesis of complex molecules in living organisms from simpler ones together with the storage of energy. The opposite of CATABOLISM(Cf. ↑catabolism). DERIVATIVES anabolic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek anabol… …   English terms dictionary

  • anabolic — adj. Biochem. of or relating to anabolism. Phrases and idioms: anabolic steroid any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to increase muscle size …   Useful english dictionary

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