2,3-diphosphoglycerate

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

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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“2,3-diphosphoglycerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/2%2C3-diphosphoglycerate. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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