Exercise and Sport Physiology - ATP


Adenosine Triphosphate 

  • The only useable form of energy in the body 
  • It is a high energy compound - type of chemical energy 
  • It is made up of adenosine and 3 phosphat elements held together by high energy bonds 
  • When the enzyme ATPase breaks the bond between the last 2 phosphates, energy is released
  • This is an exothermic reaction…


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