• Definition for "adenosine triphosphate"
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adenosine triphosphate definition

  • noun:
    • ATP.
    • A nucleotide occurring in muscles, and is utilized as a source of power in cellular responses, as well as in the synthesis of nucleic acids.
    • A neurotransmitter recognised by purinergic receptors.
    • a nucleotide based on adenosine that develops in muscle tissues; the major source of energy for cellular reactions
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