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[fos-foh-kree-uh-teen, -tin] /ˌfɒs foʊˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn/
noun, Biochemistry.
a compound, C 4 H 1 0 O 5 N 3 P, found chiefly in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.
Also called creatine phosphate.
Origin of phosphocreatine
First recorded in 1925-30; phospho- + creatine Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphocreatine


a compound of phosphoric acid and creatine found in vertebrate muscle
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phosphocreatine in Medicine

phosphocreatine phos·pho·cre·a·tine (fŏs'fō-krē'ə-tēn') or phos·pho·cre·a·tin (-tĭn)
An organic compound found in muscle tissue and capable of storing and providing energy for muscular contraction. Also called creatine phosphate.

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