Oxygen

Definition: Oxygen is an element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight 16. It is necessary to fully metabolize glucose in order to prduce ATP as the energy source of cells (aerobic glucose metabolism). Definition: Oxygen is an element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight 16. It is necessary to fully metabolize glucose in order to prduce ATP as the energy source of cells (aerobic glucose metabolism).

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Synonym: O2

References: National Cancer Institute. National Cancer Institute Thesaurus, 2017. Documentation page available on http://nciterms.nci.nih.gov.

Related terms: O2, Oxygenated Hemoglobin, Deoxygenated Hemoglobin  

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