prostate-specific antigen

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prostate-specific antigen n.
A protease secreted by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. Serum levels are elevated in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer.

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prostate-specific antigen  
A protease secreted by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland. Blood levels are elevated in patients with prostate enlargement and prostate cancer and are used as a screening test for prostate cancer.
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