Definition of Fat metabolism

1. Noun. A metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body.

Generic synonyms: Metabolic Process, Metabolism



Medical Definition of Fat metabolism

1. Oxidation, decomposition, and synthesis of fats in the tissues. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fat Metabolism

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fat indigestion
fat lip
fat lips
fat metabolism (current term)
fat necrosis
fat necrosis tumour
fat of the land
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fat tax
fat taxes

Literary usage of Fat metabolism

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) The fat metabolism in Diabetes mellitus The importance of fat metabolism in diabetes grows as our knowledge of the disease processes. ..."

2. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"The Liver and fat metabolism. The work of Loathes, Hartley, and others has shown that the liver has an important use in the preparation of fats for their ..."

3. Physiology and biochemistry in modern medicene by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"On the other hand, the internal secretion of the pancreas has a considerable influence on fat metabolism as is evidenced by the fact, observed by us, ..."

4. Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics by Herbert Swift Carter, Paul Edward Howe, Howard Harris Mason (1921)
"Relation of fat metabolism to Glycosuria.—As is well known the normal end-products of fat ... In these conditions of perverted fat metabolism and ketonuria, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"Furthermore, the fat in local areas could have been an infiltration ; and in any event the fat metabolism may have been decreased in phosphorous poisoning, ..."

6. The Elements of the Science of Nutrition by Graham Lusk (1917)
"It seems as though that part of the cell mechanism which is susceptible to fat metabolism wlien fat is present in excess is not inhibited from metabolizing ..."

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