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Definition of the noun adenosine

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noun - plural: adenosines

  1. (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP
    • example: Caffeine is a purinergic antagonist that competitively inhibits adenosine at the sites of P1 receptors.
    • domain: biochemistry
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: nucleoside = a glycoside formed by partial hydrolysis of a nucleic acid

Alternative definition of the noun adenosine


  1. [context: biochemistry, genetics, uncountable] A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue.
  2. [context: countable, chemistry] An instance of adenosine.


  1. Adenosine is a purine nucleoside composed of a molecule of adenine attached to a ribose sugar molecule moiety via a β-N₉-glycosidic bond.
    • also known as Adenine nucleoside, Adenine riboside, Adenocard, Adenocor, Adenoscan, Adenosin, Boniton, Myocol, Nucleocardyl, Sandesin
  2. adenosine a.k.a. Adenosine phosphosulfate: 5'-Adenylic acid, monoanhydride with sulfuric acid. The initial compound formed by the action of ATP sulfurylase on sulfate ions after sulfate uptake. Synonyms: adenosine sulfatophosphate; APS.
  3. Adenosine: A nucleoside that is composed of adenine and d-ribose. Adenosine or adenosine derivatives play many important biological roles in addition to being components of DNA and RNA. Adenosine itself is a neurotransmitter.

Phrases with Adenosine

  1. adenosine deaminase
  2. adenosine diphosphate
  3. adenosine triphosphate
  4. adenosine monophosphate

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Adenosine

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Google previewInteraction Between Neurons and Glia in Aging and Disease (2007)

by Ana Cristina Rego, Joao Malva, Rodrigo Cunha, Catarina Oliveira

ABSTRACT Adenosine is a homeostatic modulator in all cells, being produced from intracellular ATP as a consequence of increased workload or noxious stimuli. Extracellular adenosine can then afford tissue protection by a combination of ...

Google previewCurrent Topics in Membranes (1992)

Again, adenosine is a case in point.

The purinergic receptors for which adenosine is the most potentagonist are termed Pi receptors, to be distinguished from those purinergic receptors, termed P2 receptors, for which ATP is the most potent ...

Google previewAndropathy (2003)

by R.A.S Hemat

Adenosine is an endogenous nucleoside occurring in all of the cells of the body.

Adenosine is a potent vasodilator with doserelated decrease in peripheral vascular resistance. Decrease in peripheral ...

Google previewHomeostatic Control of Brain Function (2015)

by Detlev Boison, Susan Masino

Adenosine is an ubiquitous purine nucleoside that links metabolism to neuronal function (Dunwiddie and Masino, 2001;

Google previewHeart Physiology and Pathophysiology (2000)

by Yoshihisa Kurachi, Andre Terzic, Michael V. Cohen

Adenosine is the molecule that is the end product of dephosphorylation of ATP. It is always produced, also in healthy myocardium, but it is produced in excess under anoxic or ischemic conditions. For example, adenosine plays a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Adenosine is a purine nucleoside that is derived ...

Google previewNuclear Cardiac Imaging (2008)

Principles and Applications by Ami E. Iskandrian, Ernest V. Garcia

PHARMACOLOGY Adenosine Adenosine is a small heterocyclic compound made of a purine base and a sugar ribose and is produced endogenously by endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells in minute amounts during normal cellular ...

Google previewBrain Edema XI (2012)

Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, June 6–10, 1999 by A.D. Mendelow, A. Baethmann, Z. Czernicki, J.T. Hoff, umeo ito, H.E. James, T. Kuroiwa, A. Marmarou, L.F. Marshall, H.-.J. Reulen

Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Summary Adenosine is a putative endogenous neuroprotectant. Its action at A1 receptors mitigates excitotoxicity while action at A2 receptors increases cerebral blood flow (CBF).

Google previewClinical Pharmacology (2007)

With STUDENTCONSULT Access by Peter N. Bennett, Morris J. Brown

Adenosine is the treatment of choice for diagnosis and reversal of supraventricular arrhythmias. Verapamil is an alternative for the management of narrow complex tachycardias. Amiodarone is the most effective drug for reversing atrial ...

Google previewSelected Topics from Neurochemistry (2013)

by Neville N. Osborne

Jerusalem Abstract—Adenosine is an endogenous component of brain tissue and is present at micromolar concentrations. well above those required to saturate the adenylate cyclase-linked receptors recently demonstrated by binding studies.

Google preview2014 Intravenous Medications (2013)

A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals by Betty L. Gahart, Adrienne R. Nazareno

Adenosine is the drug of choice. n Diagnosis of supraventricular tachycardia. n Evaluate function of a demand pacemaker. CONTRAINDICATIONS Apnea, known hypersensitivity to anticholinesterase agents, mechanical intestinal and urinary ...

Google previewIntoxicating Minds (2012)

How Drugs Work by Ciaran Regan

Adenosine is an unusual regulator of brain function. It is probably not a neurotransmitter because it has no defined synthetic pathway and is not stored in synaptic vesicles. It is more a chemical mediator that modulates general brain function.

Google previewCoronary Pressure (2013)

by N.H. Pijls, B. de Bruyne

Intracoronary adenosine is an extremely safe agent to induce maximum hyperemia', without noticeable side-effects and with the possibility of repeating the measurements within minutes (figure 5.11). Its very rapid onset (within 10 seconds) ...

Google previewEmergency Drug Dosing in Children (2012)

A resuscitation aid for paediatric emergencies by Mike Wells, Lara N Goldstein, Martin J Botha

adenosine is the first-line treatment. Pharmacological action Adenosine decreases automaticity and rate of ...

Google previewRadiologic Adjuncts: Advances in Research and Application: 2011 Edition (2012)


Adenosine is a possible candidate for local delivery based on its proven anti- epileptic effects,” investigators in Ghent, Belgium report. “Neural stem cells constitute an ideal cell source for intracerebral transplantation and long-term drug delivery ...

Google previewChemoreceptors and Chemoreceptor Reflexes (2012)

by Helmut Acker, Andrzej Trzebski, Ronan G. O’Regan

Adenosine is an important homeostatic substance of the cell in relation to which adenosine decreases or increases its functions according to the needs of the cell, behaving as a retaliatory metabolite (see e.g. Newby, 1984; Dragunow and ...

Google previewPharmacology in Anesthesia Practice (2013)

by Anita Gupta, Nina Singh-Radcliff

Adenosine is a potent coronary vasodilator. Pharmacokinetics Oral administration results in maximal plasma levels within 1–3 hours of gas• trointestinal absorption; bioavailability is approximately 25%-65%. Distribution half-life is 3 hours.

Google previewExamination Paediatrics (2011)

by Wayne Harris

IV adenosine (the preferred IV drug, given rapidly and can be increased incrementally) or IV propranolol, digoxin, procainamide or amiodarone. Adenosine is the treatment of choice in the haemodynamically unstable ...

Google previewPhysiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems (2008)

Adults and Paediatrics by Jennifer A. Pryor, Ammani S Prasad

□ Drug treatment: adenosine is a very short-acting AV nodal blocking drug given as ...

Google previewAdult Ccrn Certification Review (2013)

by Coo and Director of Clinical Applications Menifee California Ann J Brorsen, Keri R Rogelet

Adenosine is a naturally occurring substance in the body and has a very short half-life (only a few seconds). Adenosine slows AV nodal conduction or can stop the conduction process altogether, potentially causing a transient AV block (seen ...

Google previewA3 Adenosine Receptors from Cell Biology to Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2009)

by Pier Andrea Borea

Adenosine is an important metabolite and a building block for many biologically relevant molecules. Most abundantly, it contributes the purine base adenine and a ribose to ATP which as an energy-providing compound occurs in millimolar ...

Google previewCholesterol: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition (2013)

Adenosine is an endogenous purine nucleoside released from metabolically active cells by facilitated diffusion and generated extracellularly from adenine nucleotides. Under stress conditions, such as hypoxia, a depressed cellular energy ...

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