Medical Dictionary

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 (as lipid metabolism, membrane transport, and cell proliferation)—abbreviation cAMP; called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate
March 05, 2015
ilk Hear it
Sort or kind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears