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British Dictionary definitions for embden-meyerhof pathway

Embden-Meyerhof pathway

  1. the metabolic reaction sequence in glycolysis by which glucose is converted to pyruvic acid with production of ATP
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Word Origin

C20: named after Gustav Embden (1874–1933) and Otto Meyerhof (1884–1951), German biochemists
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embden-meyerhof pathway in Medicine

Embden-Meyerhof pathway

  1. The anaerobic metabolic pathway by which glucose, especially the glycogen in human muscle, is converted to lactic acid.
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