adenosine :

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  • 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

  • Blocking adenosine staves off sleepiness.
  • Until then, scientists knew that such energy-producing processes as photosynthesis and cell respiration depended on a substance dubbed ATP (for adenosine triphosphate), which .
  • That should evenly block the uptake of adenosine, a neurotransmitter-like chemical that helps trigger sleep.

  • Rocco Baldelli in St. Petersburg Times
    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...

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