cyclic AMP


cyclic AMP

noun

Definition of CYCLIC AMP

:  a cyclic mononucleotide of adenosine that is formed from ATP and is responsible for the intracellular mediation of hormonal effects on various cellular processes —called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

First Known Use of CYCLIC AMP

1966

cyclic AMP

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CYCLIC AMP

: a cyclic mononucleotide of adenosine that is formed from ATP and is responsible for the intracellular mediation of hormonal effects on various cellular processes (as lipid metabolism, membrane transport, and cell proliferation)—abbreviation cAMP; called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

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