Definition of Adenosine

1. Noun. (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.

Category relationships: Biochemistry
Generic synonyms: Nucleoside

Definition of Adenosine

1. Noun. (context: biochemistry genetics uncountable) A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue. ¹

2. Noun. (context: countable chemistry) An instance of adenosine. ¹

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Definition of Adenosine

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Medical Definition of Adenosine

1. A ribonucleotide which consists of the nitrogenous base adenine linked to the sugar ribose. A cardiac drug used in terminating PSVT involving reentry pathways that include the AV node or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. For atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrial or ventricular tachycardias, adenosine may produce transient AV block that may help identify the rhythm. Pharmacologic action: Endogenous purine nucleoside that depresses AV node and sinus node activity. Brief duration of action (1-2 min). Dose: Rapid 6 mg IV bolus over 1-3 sec. May repeat at 12 mg IV bolus within 1-2 min Patients taking theophylline may require larger doses. Use a smaller dose with cardiac transplant patients. Potential complications: Common but transient - flushing, dyspnea, chest pain, bradycardia, and ventricular ectopy. Theophylline (and caffeine) blocks adenosine's effects. Dipyridamole potentiates adenosine's effects. Use other agents to avoid these drug interactions. (15 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adenosine

adenophorea infections
adenosatellite virus
adenosine (current term)
adenosine 3'-phosphate
adenosine 3'-phosphate 5'-phosphosulfate
adenosine 5'-diphosphate
adenosine 5'-phosphate
adenosine 5'-phosphoramidate hydrolase
adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate
adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate sulfotransferase
adenosine 5'-triphosphate
adenosine cyclic phosphate
adenosine deaminase
adenosine diphosphate
adenosine diphosphate glucose
adenosine diphosphate ribose

Literary usage of Adenosine

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Other observations indicate that this adenosine transport is an active, ... That this is reasonable is shown by the fact that once adenosine penetrates the ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Pmr frequencies of adenosine protons in DMSO solutions containing 0.1 M adenosine and varying concentrations of ZnCl,, ..."

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