Is cellular respiration the same as cellular metabolism?

Cellular respiration is part of cellular metabolism. Cellular metabolism involves both anabolic and catabolic reactions while cellular respiration is only catabolic.
Metabolism means some substances will be broken down to produce energy and some other substances will be synthesised. Generally in a healthy cell rate of anabolism should be higher than the rate of catabolism.
In cellular respiration oxidation of organic compounds take place in cell cytoplasm to produce energy in the form of ATP. This energy helps the cell to perform all metabolic activities.

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