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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: en'er-gas

Definition: An enzyme that transduces the free energy of nucleoside 5'-triphosphate hydrolysis (or the free energy associated with transmembrane gradients) into mechanical work that drives processes such as spontaneous movement, active transport, and protein folding and unfolding.

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