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

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Recent Examples on the Web Ue ordered additional tests to track the patient’s creatine kinase. New York Times, 14 July 2021 The primary diagnostic tool for rhabdomyolysis is a blood test for creatine kinase. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2021 For athletes, the idea is that the increased blood flow also increases the clearance of blood lactate and creatine kinase, both of which get released from muscles and into the bloodstream after vigorous exercise and is a signal of muscle damage. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, 17 Jan. 2019 The key for patients who have muscle symptoms while on statins lies in a blood test known as creatine kinase, or CK, an enzyme found in muscles. Richard Klasco, New York Times, 1 June 2018 The key for patients who have muscle symptoms while on statins lies in a blood test known as creatine kinase, or CK, an enzyme found in muscles. Richard Klasco, New York Times, 1 June 2018

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Creatine kinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creatine%20kinase. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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