creatine kinase


noun Biochemistry.

an enzyme that, during muscular activity, catalyzes the transfer of a phosphoryl group from phosphocreatine in muscle to produce ATP.

Nearby words

  1. creasy,
  2. create,
  3. create a scene,
  4. creatinase,
  5. creatine,
  6. creatine phosphate,
  7. creatinemia,
  8. creatininase,
  9. creatinine,
  10. creatinine clearance

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Medicine definitions for creatine kinase

creatine kinase

n.

An enzyme present in muscle, brain, and other tissues of vertebrates that catalyzes the reversible conversion of ADP and phosphocreatine into ATP and creatine.

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