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A metabolite is any substance produced during metabolism (digestion or other bodily chemical processes).

In terms of medications, a metabolite usually refers to the product that remains after the drug is broken down (metabolized) by the body.


Review Date: 02/17/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (