C-reactive protein

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C-re·​ac·​tive protein | \ ˈsē-rē-ˈak-tiv- How to pronounce C-reactive protein (audio) \

Definition of C-reactive protein

: a protein present in blood serum in various abnormal states (such as inflammation or neoplasia) abbreviation CRP

First Known Use of C-reactive protein

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for C-reactive protein

C-polysaccharide, a polysaccharide found in the cell wall of pneumococci and precipitated by this protein, from carbohydrate

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C-reactive protein

noun
C-re·​ac·​tive protein | \ ˌsē-rē-ˌak-tiv- How to pronounce C-reactive protein (audio) \

Medical Definition of C-reactive protein

: a protein produced by the liver that is normally present in trace amounts in the blood serum but is elevated during episodes of acute inflammation (as those associated with neoplastic disease, chronic infection, or coronary artery disease)

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