phos·pho·guan·i·dine (fos″fo-gwahnґĭ-dĕn) 1. phosphorylated guanidine, a high energy compound. 2. a term sometimes used to denote one of the phosphagens because these compounds are substituted derivatives of phosphoguanidine.

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  • phosphagen — Energy rich guanidinium or amidine phosphate, serving as an energy store in muscle and brain; e.g., phosphocreatine in mammals, phosphoarginine in invertebrates. Other phosphagens include phosphoagmatine, phosphoglycocyamine, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphocreatine — A phosphagen; a compound of creatine (through its NH2 group) with phosphoric acid; a source of energy in the contraction of vertebrate muscle, its breakdown furnishing phosphate for the resynthesis of ATP from ADP by creatine …   Medical dictionary

  • guanidine phosphate — a less correct term for phosphoguanidine …   Medical dictionary

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