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) Pronunciation Key
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.