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Adenosine triphosphate

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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 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 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 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 previewThe Dictionary of Virology (2009)

by Brian W.J. Mahy

A adenine ADP adenosine diphosphate AMP adenosine monophosphate araA adenosine arabinoside araC cytosine arabinoside ATP adenosine triphosphate BHK baby hamster kidney bp base pair C cytosine CAM chorioallantoic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

Motohide Miyahara Adenosine triphosphate in high-intensity exercise Allan Goldfarb Adenosine triphosphate/phosphocreatine – ergogenic aids Louise M. Burke Adenosine triphosphate-phosphocreatine system Allan Goldfarb Adipose lipid ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents (2012)

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

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

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 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 ...

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