Medical Term:

adenosine triphosphatase

Pronunciation: a-den′ō-sēn trī-fos′fă-tās

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the release of the terminal phosphate group of adenosine 5′-triphosphate; visualized cytochemically in various cell membranes, mitochondria, and in the A band of striated muscle sarcomeres associated with myosin.

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