adenosine 5'-triphosphate


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a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate (ATP),

(ă-den'ō-sēn trī-fos'fāt),
Adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterified at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA; the primary energy currency of a cell.
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adenosine triphosphate

An adenosine with 3 high-energy phosphates, which is required for RNA synthesis and present in all living cells; ATP is a key energy source which drives many metabolic processes, including those involving motor proteins, movement of molecules against concentration gradients and the synthesis of proteins, nucleic acids and other molecules.
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a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate

(ATP) (ă-den'ō-sēn trī-fos'fāt)
Adenosine (5) pyrophosphate; adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterfied at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA. The primary energy currency of a cell.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

a·den·o·sine 5'-tri·phos·phate

(ATP) (ă-denŏ-sēn trī-fosfāt)
Adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterified at its 5' position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA; the promary energeny of a cell.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Cellular energy in the form of ATP (adenosine 5'-triphosphate) is required for all physiological functions.

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