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uncoupler

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noun un·cou·pler \ˈən-ˈkəp-(ə-)lər\

Medical Definition of uncoupler

  1. :  an agent that dissociates two integrated series of chemical reactions; especially :  one that prevents the formation of ATP in oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria by dissociating the reactions of phosphorylation from those concerned with electron transport and oxidation




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