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Meaning of C-reactive protein

C-re•ac•tive protein

Pronunciation: (sē'rē-ak"tiv), [key]
— Biochem. Biochem.
  1. a globulin that increases in concentration in the bloodstream during infectious states and other abnormal conditions. Abbr.: CRP
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