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Metabolite

Definition

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.

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References

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC. Cellular responses tostress and toxic insults: Adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. . 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

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