Meaning of phosphocreatine

phos•pho•cre•a•tine

Pronunciation: (fos"fō-krē'u-tēn", -tin), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a compound, CHONP, found chiefly in muscle, formed by the enzymatic interaction of an organic phosphate and creatine, the breakdown of which provides energy for muscle contraction. Also called
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