adenosine adenosine  /ə ˈdɛ nə ˌsin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (biochemistry) a nucleoside that is a structural component of nucleic acids; it is present in all living cells in a combined form as a constituent of DNA and RNA and ADP and ATP and AMP

Usage(s):

  1. That should evenly block the uptake of adenosine, a neurotransmitter-like chemical that helps trigger sleep.
  2. Blocking adenosine staves off sleepiness.
  3. The discomfort is probably caused by adenosine-starved brain receptors overreacting when the caffeine is removed and the brain chemical starts flowing again.

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  1. "This newly discovered compound decreases the formation of ever-present cellular messenger molecules, cyclic guanosine monophosphate and cyclic adenosine monophosphate, caused by various bacterial toxins and might prevent or attenuate the intestinal...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Ferid Murad Source: PhysOrg.com

  2. The consensus - though not absolute - diagnosis, Baldelli said, is that he has "some type of metabolic and/or mitochondrial abnormalities," the result of his body "not making or producing or storing the chemical adenosine triphosphate, an...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: Rocco Baldelli Source: St. Petersburg Times

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