- respiratory-chain phosphorylation
- Electron transfer through the cytochrome system liberating free energy which is transformed into high-energy phosphate bonds.
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- The synthesis of ATP by phosphorylation of ADP for which energy is obtained by electron transport and which takes place in the mitochondria during aerobic respiration.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.