Glycolysis is a multi-phase enzymatic digestion of carbohydrates in the body, causing no oxygen consumption. Biological value of glycolysis is the formation of rich energy phosphate compounds that are used in the processes and in providing other enzymatic processes substrates, which are intermediate products of glycolysis. When starvation, diabetes, denervation muscle, muscular dystrophy observed violations of glycolysis.
Cm. also Carbohydrate metabolism.