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Oxidative phosphorylation

Synonym(s)

  • respiratory-chain phosphorylation

Definition(s)

Electron transfer through the cytochrome system liberating free energy which is transformed into high-energy phosphate bonds.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. 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 DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 18, 2014