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phosphocreatine

Pronunciation: fos'fo-kre'a-ten

Definition: A phosphagen; a compound of creatine (through its NH2 group) with phosphoric acid; a source of energy in the contraction of vertebrate muscle, its breakdown furnishing phosphate for the resynthesis of ATP from ADP by creatine kinase.

Synonym(s): creatine phosphate, N?-phosphonocreatine

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