cyanide metabolic process

id: GO:0019499
name: cyanide metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving cyanide, NC-, the anion of hydrocyanic acid. Cyanide is a potent inhibitor of respiration, reacting with the ferric form of cytochrome aa3 and thus blocking the electron transport chain.

Child Functions

GO:0019500cyanide catabolic process
GO:0046202cyanide biosynthetic process

Parent Functions

GO:0034641cellular nitrogen compound metabolic process