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acetic acid

acetic acid  

(ă-see-tik)the acid that is present in vinegar. It is used in the preparation of astringent and antiseptic medicines and in urine testing. Formula: CH3COOH.
acetyl coenzyme A

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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abbr.: acetyl‐CoA; a derivative of coenzyme A in which the sulfhydryl group is acetylated. Originally termed ‘active acetate’, it

acetyl coenzyme A

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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An important intermediate in the aerobic metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. When oxygen is available, pyruvic acid (formed from glucose during glycolysis), fatty acids (from ... More
active acetate

active acetate  

(formerly) an alternative name for acetyl coenzyme A.
coenzyme A

coenzyme A  

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A nucleotide containing pantothenic acid, which is an important coenzyme in the Krebs cycle and in the metabolism of fatty acids.
fatty-acid oxidation

fatty-acid oxidation  

The metabolic pathway in which fats are metabolized to release energy. Fatty-acid oxidation occurs continually but does not become a major source of energy until the animal's carbohydrate resources ...
Krebs cycle

Krebs cycle  

A synonym for the citric acid cycle (q.v.). It was named to honor Hans Adolph Krebs, the biochemist who discovered it. See Chronology, 1937, Krebs.

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