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Medical Term:

adenosine 3′-phosphate 5′-phosphosulfate

Pronunciation: ă-den′ō-sēn fos′fāt fos′fō-sūl′fāt

Definition: An intermediate in the formation of urinary ethereal sulfates, notable for containing a “high-energy” sulfate bond; the 3′-OH of adenosine is replaced by —OPO3H2 and the 5′-OH by —OP(O2H)—OSO3H.

Synonym(s): active sulfate

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