adenosine triphosphate

  1. Noun.  (biochemistry) A nucleotide that occurs in muscle tissue, and is used as a source of energy in cellular reactions, and in the synthesis of nucleic acids.
  2. Noun.  (neurotransmitter) A neurotransmitter recognised by purinergic receptors.

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