Medical Term:

cytidine diphosphocholine

Pronunciation: sī′ti-dēn-dī-fos′fō-kō′lēn

Definition: An intermediate in the formation of phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) and sphingomyelins; formed by the action of cytidine 5′-triphosphate on phosphocholine, linking the choline phosphate group to the α-phosphate of the cytidine 5′-triphosphate to give a pyrophosphate.

Synonym(s): cytidine diphosphate choline

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