Meaning of cyclic AMP

cyclic AMP

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— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. a cyclic anhydride of adenosine monophosphate formed from adenosine triphosphate by the action of adenylate cyclase: in cellular metabolism, it acts as an intracellular amplifier or second messenger of signals derived from hormones or neurotransmitters. Also called
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