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View in Spanish: Metabolismo oxidativo

Oxidative metabolism (OK-sih-DAY-tiv meh-TA-buh-lih-zum)
A chemical process in which oxygen is used to make energy from carbohydrates (sugars). Also called aerobic metabolism, aerobic respiration, and cell respiration.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.