a nucleic acid containing a pentose.
[pen-tohs] /ˈpɛn toʊs/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon, as xylose, C 5 H 1 0 O 5 , or produced from pentosans by hydrolysis. /ˈpɛntəʊs/ noun 1. any monosaccharide containing five atoms of carbon per molecule: occur mainly in plants and the nucleic acids pentose pen·tose (pěn’tōs’, -tōz’) n. Any […]
pentosuria pen·to·su·ri·a (pěn’tō-sur’ē-ə, -syur’-) n. The excretion of one or more pentoses in the urine.
- Pentose phosphate pathway
noun 1. a sequence of metabolic reactions by which NADPH is synthesized, together with ribose phosphate, part of the synthesis of nucleic acids pentose phosphate pathway n. A secondary pathway for the metabolism of glucose in tissues other than skeletal muscle, in which five-carbon sugars are synthesized and NADPH is produced in the cytoplasm outside […]
[pen-tuh-thawl] /ˈpɛn təˌθɔl/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of . trademark name of an anaesthetic and hypnotic, 1935, refashioning of Thiopental, from pento-, in reference to the methylbutyl five-carbon group + first two letters of thiobarbiturate + chemical product suffix -ol. Pentothal Pen·to·thal (pěn’tə-thôl’) A trademark used for thiopental sodium.