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intr. & tr.v. ca·tab·o·lized, ca·tab·o·liz·ing, ca·tab·o·liz·es
To undergo or cause to undergo catabolism.


(kəˈtæbəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(General Physics) to subject to catabolism
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Verb1.catabolize - subject to catabolism
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
oxidise, oxidize, oxidate - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
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As judged from admission body mass, more than half of the birds enrolled in this study were at or below the body mass at which fat stores are near zero and body protein has been markedly catabolized.
However, higher forage protein can become more soluble and can be catabolized to non-protein nitrogen (NPN) which is resulted in higher ammonia-N content (Muck, 1987).
The reason behind this could be either withdrawal of treatment with herbal drugs or naturally as antibodies had specific half-lives after which they were catabolized in the body and their titer gradually decreased.
On terrestrial habitat, oxalogenic plants not only accumulate oxalate which cannot be catabolized and used for energy production but also make oxalate toxic to most forms of life, especially herbivorous mammals (1).
According to the sequence of events during the ischemic period, ATP is catabolized thereby depleting ATP to hypoxanthine, which accumulates in the tissues.
After ingestion, L-isoleucine is absorbed by the small intestine and transported in the blood stream to the liver, where a part is used for the production of proteins, and the other is catabolized, in the presence of vitamin B12, into derivatives essential for energy production.
When little is known about the catabolized substrates, large errors can occur when estimating energy expenditure based on C[O.
This fact occurs because there is no net production of oxaloacetate to support gluconeogenesis since, in this case, fatty acids are catabolized to acetyl-CoA.
It is produced by all nucleated cells and freely filtered by the glomerular membrane, entirely catabolized by proximal tubule, without secretion, and serum concentration of cystatin C is determined by GFR.
It has been observed that several TMA-containing compounds may be catabolized by specific intestinal microbiota, resulting in TMA release.