Catabolic reactions involve the:
a. breakdown of large organic molecules to simple building blocks
b. breakdown of life sustaining processes within cells
c. building up of complex organic molecules from simple building blocks
d. anabolic production of complex molecules
e. expediture of energy
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A catabolic reaction is defined as a reaction that breaks down large molecules (macromolecules or polymers, such as lipids, proteins, and polysaccharides) into smaller units. The smaller units (monomers) which are produced are used by cells either to make new polymers or are further broken down to generate energy (and waste). Catabolic reactions release energy.
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