A nucleotide, C10 H15 N5 O10 P2 , that is composed of adenosine and two linked phosphate groups, and that is converted to ATP for the storage of energy in living cells.
Automatic data processing.
A nucleotide, C10 H15 N5 O10 P2 , that is composed of adenosine and two linked phosphate groups, and that is converted to ATP for the storage of energy.
Short for adenosine diphosphate. An organic compound that is composed of adenosine and two phosphate groups. With the addition of another phosphate group, it is converted to ATP for the storage of energy during cell metabolism. It then forms again, from ATP, when a phosphate group is removed to release energy. Chemical formula: C10H15N5O10P2.
(1) (Automatic Data Processing) Synonymous with data processing (DP), electronic data processing (EDP) and information processing.
Initialism of adenosine diphosphate.
A nucleotide, C10H15N5O10P2, present in, and vital to the energy processes of, all living cells: during biological oxidations energy is stored in the ATP molecule as ADP is converted to ATP, which later converts back to ADP, releasing the energy needed for muscular contractions, photosynthesis, bioluminescence, biosynthesis, etc.
Origin of adp
- a(denosine) d(i)p(hosphate)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition