Atp meaning

ā'tē'pē'
An adenosine-derived nucleotide, C10 H16 N5 O13 P3 , that contains high-energy phosphate bonds and is used to transport energy to cells for biochemical processes, including muscle contraction and enzymatic metabolism, through its hydrolysis to ADP. ATP is hydrolyzed to AMP when it is incorporated into DNA or RNA.
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A nucleotide, C10H16P3O13N5, present in, and vital to the energy processes of, all living cells.
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A nucleotide, C10 H16 N5 O13 P3 , that is composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups and releases energy when hydrolyzed to ADP. It is present in all cells, where it is used to store and transport energy needed for biochemical reactions.
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Short for adenosine triphosphate. An organic compound, C10 H16 N5 O13 P3 , that is composed of adenosine and three phosphate groups. It serves as a source of energy for many metabolic processes. ATP releases energy when it is broken down into ADP by hydrolysis during cell metabolism.
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(biochemistry) Adenosine triphosphate.
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Origin of atp

  • a(denosine) t(ri)p(hosphate)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition