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  1. (context, biochemistry, genetics) A nucleoside derived from adenine and ribose, found in striated muscle tissue.
    • 2001: Caffeine acts as an antagonist at receptors in the brain for one of the chemical messengers called . " Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 82)
    Etymology: Blend of adenine + ribose.

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