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Metabolomics

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Metabolomics is the global study of all the small molecules produced in the human body.

Source: GreenFacts, based on The Wellcome Trust Metabolomics  

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General aim of metabolomics is to identify, measure and interpret the complex time-related concentration, activity and flux of endogenous metabolites in cells, tissues, and other biosamples such as blood, urine, and saliva; here metabolites include small molecules that are the products and intermediates of metabolism, as well as carbohydrates, peptides, and lipids.

Source: US National Institutes of Health CRISP Thesaurus 

Related words:

Metabolism - Metabolite

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Translation(s):

Español: Metabolómica
Français: Métabolomique

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