adenosine monophosphate

noun

adenosine mo·​no·​phos·​phate -ˌmä-nə-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce adenosine monophosphate (audio)
-ˌmō-
: amp

Examples of adenosine monophosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The serotonin simply crossed the synapse and temporarily modified proteins in the membrane of the target cell, leading to production of messenger chemicals such as CAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate). Dan Hurley, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2012 Such medications act by inhibiting the action of phosphodiesterase enzymes that normally degrade cyclic guanosine monophosphatec (GMP) and cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 The amoebas sought after an acid called adenosine monophosphate that flooded the maze’s end. Theresa MacHemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of adenosine monophosphate was in 1941

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“Adenosine monophosphate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adenosine%20monophosphate. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

adenosine monophosphate

noun
adenosine mo·​no·​phos·​phate -ˌmän-ə-ˈfäs-ˌfāt, -ˌmō-nə- How to pronounce adenosine monophosphate (audio)
: amp

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