ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

Print this page         
Find Definition by Term and/or Language
Term Language (Optional)
Browse All Terms
Beginning With By Language
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z :: All English
Deutsch
Francais

Metabolite

1. A low-molecular-weight biological compound that is usually synthesized by an enzyme.

2. A compound that is essential for a metabolic process. A substance synthesized by the organism, or taken in from the environment. Autotrophic organisms take in inorganic metabolites, such as water, CO2, nitrates and some trace elements.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

Do you have a term that should be included in the glossary?
Submit a term for review

My ISPE

  • Click to go to My Communities of Practice
  • Click to go to My Affiliate or Chapter
  • Click to go to My Profile
Click to go to the Member Gift