Adenosine

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Adenosine is the combination of adenine and ribose, making up a nucleoside. It is the main constituent of important molecules like ATP, and ADP.

Adenosine is a vasodilator agent and the local tissue hypoxia leads to the parenchymal formation of it. It causes vasodilation partly through the receptor-adenylyl-cyclase-cAMP pathway. Adenosine is formed in the interstitial fluid of skeletal muscle [1].

Reference

  1. J.R.Levick An Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology, fourth edition, chapter 13, page 223.
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