phosphocreatine

noun
phos·​pho·​cre·​a·​tine | \ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn \

Definition of phosphocreatine 

: a compound C4H10N3O5P of creatine and phosphoric acid that is found especially in vertebrate muscle where it is an energy source for muscle contraction

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First was the levels of phosphocreatine, which allows muscles to continue contracting even when adenosine triphosphate, or ATP (a key molecule in transporting chemical energy within the cell), runs out. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Sherpas May Have Evolved to Live and Work at Altitude," 24 May 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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phosphocreatine

noun
phos·​pho·​cre·​atine | \ˌfäs-(ˌ)fō-ˈkrē-ə-ˌtēn \

Medical Definition of phosphocreatine 

: a compound C4H10N3O5P of creatine and phosphoric acid that is found especially in vertebrate muscle where it is an energy source for muscle contraction

called also creatine phosphate

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