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Medical Term:

adenylic acid

Pronunciation: ad-e-nil′ik as′id

Definition: A condensation product of adenosine and phosphoric acid; a nucleotide found among the hydrolysis products of all nucleic acids. 3′-Adenylic acid (adenosine 3′-monophosphate) and 5′-adenylic acid [adenosine 5′-monophosphate (AMP)] differ in the place of attachment of the phosphoric acid to the d-ribose; deoxyadenylic acid differs in having H instead of OH at the 2′ position of d-ribose.

Synonym(s): adenine nucleotide

See Also: AMP

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