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C–reactive protein

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noun C–re·ac·tive protein \ˌsē-rē-ˌak-tiv-\

Medical Definition of C–reactive protein

  1. :  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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