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

called also adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate

First Known Use of cyclic AMP

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Cyclic AMP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cyclic%20AMP. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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cyclic AMP

noun

Medical 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

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