C-reactive protein

[see-ree-ak-tiv]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a globulin that increases in concentration in the bloodstream during infectious states and other abnormal conditions. Abbreviation: CRP

Origin of C-reactive protein

First recorded in 1955–60; for C-polysaccharide, which is precipitated by this protein
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C-reactive protein

n.
  1. 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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C-reactive protein

[sērē-ăk′tĭv]
  1. 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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