creatine kinase

noun

Definition of creatine kinase

:any of three isoenzymes found especially in vertebrate skeletal and myocardial muscle that catalyze the transfer of a high-energy phosphate group from phosphocreatine to ADP with the formation of ATP and creatine

First Known Use of creatine kinase

1964


Medical Dictionary

creatine kinase

noun

medical Definition of creatine kinase

:any of three isoenzymes found especially in vertebrate skeletal and myocardial muscle and the brain that catalyze the transfer of a high-energy phosphate group from phosphocreatine to ADP with the formation of ATP and creatine and typically occur in elevated levels in the blood following injury to brain or muscle tissue

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