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Medical Term:

adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate phosphodiesterase

Pronunciation: ă-den′ō-sēn sī′klik fos′fāt fos′fō-dī-es′tĕr-ās

Definition: An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate forming 5′-AMP, a crucial step in the regulation of cellular adenosine 3′,5′-cyclic phosphate levels, inhibited by caffeine.

Synonym(s): cAMP phosphodiesterase

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