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Medical Term:

oxidative phosphorylation


Definition: formation of high-energy phosphoric bonds (in pyrophosphates) from the energy released by the flow of electrons to O2 and the dehydrogenation (i.e., oxidation) of various substrates, most notably isocitric acid, a-ketoglutaric acid, succinic acid, and malic acid in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

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