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Metabolite

 

A metabolite is any substance produced during metabolism (digestion or other bodily chemical processes).

The term metabolite may also refer to the product that remains after a drug is broken down (metabolized) by the body.

 

References

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: Adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2015:chap 2.

 
  • Metabolite

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    A metabolite is any substance produced or used during metabolism (digestion). In drug use, a metabolite usually refers to the end-product (what is remaining after metabolism).

    Metabolite

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    • Metabolite

      Metabolite - illustration

      A metabolite is any substance produced or used during metabolism (digestion). In drug use, a metabolite usually refers to the end-product (what is remaining after metabolism).

      Metabolite

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    Review Date: 1/31/2015

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, medical director and director of didactic curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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