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Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will explain the chemical reactions of metabolism that occur in cells and will give an overview of the two metabolic pathways.

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Metabolism Overview

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Notes on "Metabolism Overview"


(00:00 – 1:22) – Metabolism Defined

(1:23 –3:34 ) Catabolic Reactions

(3:35 – 5:39) Anabolic Reactions

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Terms to Know

​A type of reaction in cells where large molecules are broken down into smaller molecules.


Metabolism describes the various chemical reactions that are occurring in cells.


​A type of reaction in cells where small molecules combine to form larger molecules.