Glossary of terms

ATP: stands for Adenosine Tri-Phosphate. It is an organic compound made up of adenosine (an adenine ring and a ribose sugar) and three phosphate groups, hence, the name. ATP contains a large amount of chemical energy stored in its high-energy phosphate bonds. It releases energy when it is broken down into ADP (Adenosine Di-Phosphate). ATP is considered as the universal energy currency for metaboli...


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