phosphocreatine

[ fos-foh-kree-uh-teen, -tin ]
/ ˌfɒs foʊˈkri əˌtin, -tɪn /

noun Biochemistry.

a compound, C4H10O5N3P, found chiefly in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction.

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Also called creatine phosphate.

Origin of phosphocreatine

First recorded in 1925–30; phospho- + creatine
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British Dictionary definitions for phosphocreatine

phosphocreatine

phosphocreatin

/ (ˌfɒsfəˈkriːəˌtiːn) /

noun

a compound of phosphoric acid and creatine found in vertebrate muscle
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Medical definitions for phosphocreatine

phosphocreatine
[ fŏs′fō-krēə-tēn′ ]

n.

An organic compound found in muscle tissue and capable of storing and providing energy for muscular contraction.creatine phosphate
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