Mammoth Memory


ATP is “A TeePee”, but it also stands for Adenosine TriPhosphate, which is the life-giving energy in cells.

Mnemonic and memory aid of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)

To remember the name, imagine a den of sin (adenosine) in a teepee being raided by the police. The police can’t get through the flap, so the leader of the operation says: “Try force mate!” (triphosphate).

Below: Mitochondria in a cell.

Image of fictional cell and close up of mitochondrion

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