P/o quotient

P/O quotient --> P/O ratio

A measure of oxidative phosphorylation; the ratio of phosphate radicals esterified (forming adenosine 5'-triphosphate from adenosine 5'-diphosphate) to atoms of oxygen consumed by mitochondria; normally, the ratio is 3 (starting from nADH).

Synonym: p/O quotient.

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