Definition of Glycolysis

1. Noun. A metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and releases energy for the body in the form of ATP.

Generic synonyms: Metabolic Process, Metabolism



Definition of Glycolysis

1. Noun. (biology) The cellular degradation of the simple sugar glucose to yield pyruvic acid, and ATP as an energy source. ¹

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Definition of Glycolysis

1. [n -LYSES]

Medical Definition of Glycolysis

1. The conversion of a monosaccharide (generally glucose) to pyruvate via the glycolytic pathway (i.e. The Embden Meyerhof Parnas pathway) in the cytosol. Generates ATP without consuming oxygen and is thus anaerobic. Origin: Gr. Lysis = dissolution This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycolysis

glycolipid
glycolipid lipidosis
glycolipids
glycollate
glycollates
glycollic acid
glycols
glycoluric
glycoluril
glycolurils
glycolyl
glycolylneuraminic
glycolyls
glycolylurea
glycolyses
glycolysis (current term)
glycolytic
glycolyze
glycome
glycomes
glycometabolism
glycomic
glycomics
glycone
glyconeogenesis
glycones
glyconic
glyconic acid
glyconic acids
glyconics

Literary usage of Glycolysis

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"It has also seemed particularly desirable to establish the meaning of "normal" glycolysis in the longissimus dorsi muscle of the pig, especially in relation ..."

2. A Manual of Physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1918)
"Fate of the Sugar—glycolysis.—What, now, is the fate of the sugar which either passes right through the portal circulation from the intestine without ..."

3. An Introduction to physiology by William Townsend Porter (1906)
"The chloroform destroys the cells, but fails to check the oxidation. Relation of glycolysis to the Pancreas and the Lymph.1 — Remove the pancreas ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"speak positively for the statement that in glycolysis a formation of lactic acid from the sugar occurs. That a formation of lactic acid from glucose, ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"By glycolysis is meant the phenomenon, already observed by Claude Bernard, ... According to Schlosse, further products of glycolysis are acetic acid and ..."

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