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Adenosine triphosphate

Synonym(s)

  • adenosine 5'-(tetrahydrogen triphosphate)
  • adenosine 5'-triphosphate
  • adenylpyrophosphate
  • ATP

Definition(s)

ATP. A substance present in all living cells that provides energy for many metabolic processes and is involved in making RNA. ATP made in the laboratory is being studied in patients with advanced solid tumors to see if it can decrease weight loss and improve muscle strength.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014