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Cell metabolism

Cell metabolism is the process by which individual biological cells process nutrient molecules. Metabolism has two distinct divisions; catabolism, in which the cell breaks down complex molecules to produce energy and reducing power, and anabolism, where the cell uses energy and reducing power to construct complex molecules and perform other biological functions.

See: Citric acid (or Krebs) cycle -- Metabolic pathway



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