amp1 / amp/ •
n. short for ampere.amp2 •
n. inf. short for amplifier.• v. (often amp something up) 1. play (music) through electric amplification: their willingness to amp up traditional songs virtually began the folk-rock genre. 2. [as adj.] (amped or amped up) inf. full of nervous energy.
adenosine diphosphate (ADP)
A high-energy phosphoric ester, or nucleotide
, of the nucleoside adenosine
. It can undergo hydrolysis
to adenosine monophosphate
and inorganic phosphate, the reaction releasing 34 kJ/mol of energy at pH
AMP (adenosine monophosphate) n.
a compound containing adenine, ribose, and one phosphate group. AMP occurs in cells and is involved in processes requiring the transfer of energy (see ATP
Adenosine monophosphate; see adenine