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cyclic GMP

noun, Biochemistry
1.
a cyclic anhydride of guanosine monophosphate formed from guanosine triphosphate by the action of guanylate cyclase: in cellular metabolism, it acts as a second messenger associated with increased cell division and growth.
Also called cGMP, guanosine cyclic monophosphate, guanosine 3′,5′-cyclic monophosphate.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
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guanosine cyclic monophosphate in Medicine

cyclic GMP n.
A cyclic nucleotide of guanosine that acts at the cellular level as a regulator of various metabolic processes, possibly as an antagonist to cyclic AMP.

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