phosphocreatine

phosphocreatine

[fos-foh-kree-uh-teen, -tin]
noun Biochemistry.
a compound, C 4 H 1 0 O 5 N 3 P, found chiefly in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.
Also called creatine phosphate.


Origin:
1925–30; phospho- + creatine

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phosphocreatine or phosphocreatin (ˌfɒsfəˈkriːəˌtiːn)
 
n
a compound of phosphoric acid and creatine found in vertebrate muscle
 
phosphocreatin or phosphocreatin
 
n

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phosphocreatine phos·pho·cre·a·tine (fŏs'fō-krē'ə-tēn') or phos·pho·cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
n.
An organic compound found in muscle tissue and capable of storing and providing energy for muscular contraction. Also called creatine phosphate.

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