hypercatabolism

noun hy·per·ca·tab·olism \ ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of hypercatabolism

: excessive metabolic breakdown of complex substances (as protein) within the body : catabolism at an increased or excessive rate

hypercatabolic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌka-tə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective
    • a hypercatabolic state

First Known Use of hypercatabolism

1957

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hypercatabolism

noun hy·per·ca·tab·o·lism \ ˌhī-pər-kə-ˈta-bə-ˌli-zəm \

medical Definition of hypercatabolism

: excessive metabolic breakdown of organic molecules : excessive catabolic activity

hypercatabolic

play \-ˌka-tə-ˈbä-lik\ adjective
    • hypercatabolic renal failure

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