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C-reactive protein

[see-ree-ak-tiv] /ˈsi riˌæk tɪv/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a globulin that increases in concentration in the bloodstream during infectious states and other abnormal conditions.
Abbreviation: CRP.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; for C-polysaccharide, which is precipitated by this protein
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C-reactive protein n.
A globulin found in the serum of individuals with certain inflammatory, degenerative, and neoplastic diseases.

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C-reactive protein
  (sē'rē-āk'tĭv)   
An antibody found in the blood in certain acute and chronic conditions including infections and cancers. It is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation and therefore not diagnostic of any one disease.
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