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Medical Term:

adenosine 5′-triphosphate

Pronunciation: ă-den′ō-sēn trī-fos′fāt


Adenosine with triphosphoric acid esterified at its 5′ position; immediate precursor of adenine nucleotides in RNA; the primary energy currency of a cell.

Synonym(s): adenosine triphosphate

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