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Definition of the noun adenosine triphosphate

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  1. a nucleotide derived from adenosine that occurs in muscle tissue; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of adenosine triphosphate: ATP
    • more generic words: base / nucleotide = a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside


Adenosine Triphosphate: An adenine nucleotide comprised of three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety, found in all living cells. Adenosine triphosphate is involved in energy production for metabolic processes and RNA synthesis. In addition, this substance acts as a neurotransmitter. In cancer studies, adenosine triphosphate is synthesized to examine its use to decrease weight loss and improve muscle strength.

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Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

adenohypophyseal growth hormone adenosine triphosphate contain malignant cells characteristic of, and named for, the tissue from which they arise. The cancer cells often become so profoundly degenerate that specific tissue characteristics ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients, 7th Edition (2009)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter


Google previewDictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2016)

by Arnold E. Bender

adenosine nucleotides Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has three phosphate moieties esterified to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

The compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP) contains high-energy phosphate bonds, and these bonds can be broken to convert chemical energy ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

See adenosine triphosphate. adenohypophysis. See pituitary gland. adenosine. A compound containing adenine and ribose. See adenosine triphosphate. adenosine diphosphate (ADP). Mol. Wt. 427. A compound containing adenosine and ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

adenosine triphosphate additive Substance added to food to modify its color, flavor or texture, or to preserve it. Some additives are natural substances, but many are synthetic compounds. A few have been implicated as possible causes of ...

Google previewDictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization, and Arrhythmias (2007)

by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD

Adenosine triphosphate is in- volved in transmitting the effects of -adrener- gic stimulation. See also -adrenergic receptor. adenylyl cyclase. The enzyme responsible for converting adenosine triphosphate to cyclic ad- enosine monophosphate ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Adenosine triphosphate and diphosphate are important in the contraction of muscles. Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) A compound produced from the hydrolysis that is important in the metabolisation of energy. it is involved in the process ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Adenine See also Adenine Definition See also Adenosine 5 ́-triphosphatase Adenosine Triphosphatase Adenosine Triphosphate Adiabatic Processes Definition.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents (1999)

Properties and Synonyms by Dr. Ian Morton, I.K. Morton, Judith M. Hall

adenosine triphosphate disodium - adenosine triphosphate. adenosine 5'- triphosphoric acid - adenosine triphosphate. adenylpyrophosphoric acid - adenosine ...

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