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Es cualquier sustancia producida durante el metabolismo (digestión u otros procesos químicos corporales).
El término metabolito también se puede referir al producto que queda después de la descomposición (metabolismo) de un fármaco por parte del cuerpo.
Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC. Cellular responses tostress and toxic insults: Adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.
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