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The aim of this subject is to study broadly the metabolism of the human body.

Growth, reproduction, irritability, metabolism—Mary smiled wryly.

I've speeded up your metabolism so you'll build muscle faster.

This fact shows how profoundly the metabolism must be disturbed by this disorder.

The less mental clarity they possess the better for their metabolism.

This is especially true of their metabolism, which has the most striking peculiarities.

Some of them appear to have the special function of regulating the rate of metabolism.

They have the power of affecting the metabolism of very many body cells.

The final use of food is as a source of energy for carrying on metabolism.

By the time we got him, it was actually a necessary part of his metabolism.

WORD ORIGIN

in physiology sense, 1878, from French métabolisme, from Greek metabole "a change," from metaballein "to change," from meta- "over" (see meta-) + ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).

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