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Of, relating to, or resulting from metabolism.

[Greek metabolikos, changeable, from metabolē, change; see metabolism.]

met′a·bol′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.metabolically - involving metabolismmetabolically - involving metabolism; "metabolically important substances"
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TNBC is an aggressive and metabolically active form of breast cancer with high rates of symptomatic metastases.
When your blood work straddles the line between normal and elevated for cholesterol, blood sugar, or blood pressure, you may be diagnosed as metabolically borderline.
Women's Brains Are Metabolically Younger Than Men's.
One theory is that developing these conditions depends on whether someone is "metabolically healthy", rather than their weight alone.
COMPARISON: Women's brains appear to be about three years younger than men of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking.
The compounds are synthetic analogs of naturally occurring, but metabolically unstable, metabolites of omega-3 fatty acids that can activate anti-arrhythmic, cardio protective and anti-inflammatory pathways.
Dannenberg acknowledges that it can be disheartening for normal-weight women to learn that they may be metabolically obese and at a higher risk of breast cancer.
Metabolically healthy women who are obese are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to women of normal weight, researchers say.
Worms are both structurally and metabolically highly similar to humans and thus, provide a lot of practical advantages for experimentation.
The study conducted on mice showed that animals fed on ketogenic diets appear metabolically healthy in the fasted state after 3 days of dietary challenge, whereas obesogenic high-fat diet fed animals showed elevated insulin levels,reported health news.
"We're showing that individuals with metabolically healthy obesity are actually not at an elevated mortality rate.
"Fit but fat" is sometimes referred to as metabolically healthy obesity (MHO), meaning overweight but lacking other cardiovascular (CV) risk factors.