American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Medicine See marker.
- n. Medicine A specific physical trait used to measure or indicate the effects or progress of a disease or condition: Biomarkers of aging include thinning of the hair and diminished elasticity of the skin.
- bio- + marker (Wiktionary)
“Secondhand smoke exposure was validated further using a short-term biomarker of exposure-the Level of cot nine in the umbilical cord blood at the time of delivery.”
“The hunt is on for a so-called biomarker, a characteristic or substance—or, more likely, several substances—in the body that will indicate if someone is sleepy and, if so, how sleepy.”
“The new approach, called the biomarker test looks for indirect evidence of hgh use.”
“BU researchers had previously developed a so-called biomarker, or predictor of disease, measured in the smoker's bronchial airway epithelium.”
“One of the most pressing missions right now is to find a biomarker, which is a way to identify the disease and the tendency toward the disease in patients who are asymptomatic.”
“A previous study by the same researchers reported a gene expression biomarker capable of distinguishing cytologically normal bronchial airway epithelial cells from smokers with and without lung cancer, serving as an early diagnostic biomarker for lung cancer.”
“A biomarker is a protein measured in the blood whose concentration can indicate the presence or severity of disease.”
“Therefore, unlike most prior published studies, we did not find evidence of a gene expression biomarker for chronic fatiguing illness.”
“A biomarker is a measurable biological substance that acts as an indicator of either health or disease.”
“A biomarker is a specific biochemical in the body that measures disease or the effects of treatment.”
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