phosphagen

noun
phos·​pha·​gen | \ ˈfäs-fə-jən, -ˌjen How to pronounce phosphagen (audio) \

Medical Definition of phosphagen

: any of several organic phosphate compounds (as phosphocreatine or phosphoarginine) occurring especially in muscle and releasing energy on hydrolysis of the phosphate

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“Phosphagen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phosphagen. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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