A metabolite is any substance produced during
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.