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, degradative processes, often oxidative, with attendant regeneration of ATP.
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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 — 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