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C-reactive protein

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A globulin that appears in the blood in certain acute inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatic fever, bacterial infections, and neoplastic diseases.

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  • n. A protein found in the blood, whose plasma concentrations are raised in patients with infection or inflammation.

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  • n. a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

C-(polysaccharide) reactive.

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On discovery (in 1930) the substance was observed to react to the C polysaccharide of pneumococcus.

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