METABOLIC DEFECT

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an umbrella term to describe any enzymatic deficiency or inability to transport substances efficiently across cell membranes due to external forces such as dietary excesses and toxic agents.

METABOLIC DEFECT: "Enzymes which are involved in the metabolism of certain substances can form defects in their structures, leading to a metabolic defect."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "METABOLIC DEFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/metabolic-defect/ (accessed November 29, 2021).

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