The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Involving Lipids Compounds Soluble in an Organic Solvent But Not or Sparingly in an Aqueous Solvent. Includes Fatty Acids; Neutral Fats Other Fatty Acid Esters and Soaps; Long Chain (fatty) Alcohols and Waxes; Sphingoids and Other Long Chain Bases; Glycolipids Phospholipids and Sphingolipids; and Carotenes Polyprenols Sterols Terpenes and Other Isoprenoids.
The Space External to the Outermost Structure of a Cell. For Cells Without External Protective or External Encapsulating Structures This Refers to Space Outside of the Plasma Membrane. This Term Covers the Host Cell Environment Outside an Intracellular Parasite.