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phos·pho·cre·a·tine

(fos'fō-krē'ă-tēn),
A phosphagen; a compound of creatine (through its NH2 group) with phosphoric acid; a source of energy in the contraction of vertebrate muscle, its breakdown furnishing phosphate for the resynthesis of ATP from ADP by creatine kinase. Compare: phosphoarginine.
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creatine phosphate

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phos·pho·cre·a·tine

(PCr) (fos'fō-krē'ă-tēn)
A phosphagen; a compound of creatine with phosphoric acid; a source of energy in the contraction of vertebrate muscle, its breakdown furnishing phosphate for the resynthesis of adenosine triphosphate from adenosine diphosphate by creatine kinase.
Synonym(s): creatine phosphate, Nω-phosphonocreatine.
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creatine phosphate

see PHOSPHAGEN.
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