a·den·o·sine / əˈdenəˌsēn; -sin/ • n. Biochem. a compound consisting of adenine combined with ribose, one of four nucleoside units in RNA.
adenosine A nucleoside formed when adenine is linked to ribose sugar.
adenosine (ă-den-ŏ-seen) n. a compound containing adenine and the sugar ribose: it occurs in ATP (see also nucleoside). It is also injected as an anti-arrhythmic drug to stop supraventricular tachycardias and restore a normal heart rhythm.
adenosine A nucleoside comprising one adenine molecule linked to a D-ribose sugar molecule. The phosphate-ester derivatives of adenosine, AMP, ADP, and ATP, are of fundamental biological importance as carriers of chemical energy.
adenosine The nucleoside formed when adenine is linked to ribose sugar.
adenosine See adenine.
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