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2,3-diphosphoglycerate

noun 2,3-di·phos·pho·glyc·er·ate
variants: also diphosphoglycerate \(ˌtü-ˌthrē-)ˌdī-ˌfäs-fō-ˈglis-ə-ˌrāt\

medical Definition of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate

: an isomeric ester of diphosphoglyceric acid that occurs in human red blood cells and facilitates release of oxygen by decreasing the oxygen affinity of hemoglobin

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