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n. Abbr. cAMP
A cyclic nucleotide of adenosine that is produced inside cells in response to external stimuli, such as hormones, and triggers various biochemical pathways within the cell.
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(Biochemistry) cyclic adenosine monophosphate: a constituent of biological cells, responsible for triggering processes that are dependent on hormones
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a small molecule, a cyclic anhydride of AMP, that activates enzymes, amplifies the effects of hormones and neurotransmitters, and performs other vital functions within the cell.
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