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metabolism
the physical and chemical processes by which an organism is maintained
metabolic rate
the rater at which energy is released
basal metabolism
the amount of energy needed to maintain life functions while the body is at rest
catabolism
the breakdown of complex compounds into simpler compounds
anabolism
the building of simple compounds into substances needed for cellular activities and the growth and repair of tissue
anaerobic
does not require oxygen
aerobic
requires oxygen
homeostasis
a steady state within the organism, affects body temperature, composition of body fluids (electrolytes) , pulse rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate