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Pronunciation: ă-den′ō-sēn

Definition: A condensation product of adenine and d-ribose; a nucleoside found among the hydrolysis products of nucleic acids and of the various adenine nucleotides, including ATP; adenosine accumulates in severe combined immunodeficiency disease; a potent coronary vasod ilator used in place of exercise for radionuclide myocardial perfusion studies.

Synonym(s): 9-β-d-ribofuranosyladenine

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