name: phosphatidylethanolamine metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving phosphatidylethanolamine, any of a class of glycerophospholipids in which a phosphatidyl group is esterified to the hydroxyl group of ethanolamine. It is a major structural phospholipid in mammalian systems. It tends to be more abundant than phosphatidylcholine in the internal membranes of the cell and is an abundant component of prokaryotic membranes." [GOC:curators, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "phosphatidylethanolamine metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0006650 ! glycerophospholipid metabolic process
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