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Medical Term:

2,3-bisphosphoglycerate

Pronunciation: bis-fos′fō-glis′er-āt

Definition: An intermediate in the Rapoport-Luebering shunt, formed between 1,3-bisphosphoglycerate and 3-phosphoglycerate; an important regulator of the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen; an intermediate of phosphoglycerate mutase.

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