METABOLIC DEFECT

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., Pam M.S., "METABOLIC DEFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/metabolic-defect/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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