name: purine nucleotide metabolic process
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def: "The chemical reactions and pathways involving a purine nucleotide, a compound consisting of nucleoside (a purine base linked to a deoxyribose or ribose sugar) esterified with a phosphate group at either the 3' or 5'-hydroxyl group of the sugar." [GOC:go_curators, ISBN:0198506732]
synonym: "purine metabolic process" NARROW 
synonym: "purine metabolism" NARROW 
synonym: "purine nucleotide metabolism" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0009117 ! nucleotide metabolic process
is_a: GO:0072521 ! purine-containing compound metabolic process
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