BIOTRANSFORMATION

n. the metabolic processes whereby substances are transformed from one chemical compound to another. These transformations occur as a series of metabolic changes, specifically through chemical reactions within the living organism. They result in products called metabolites which may either be actively-used or stored in the body.

BIOTRANSFORMATION: "Occurring within the living organism, biotransformation is a series of metabolic changes which are driven by chemical reactions."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOTRANSFORMATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biotransformation/ (accessed June 2, 2020).
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