Definitions for c-reactive proteinˈsi riˌæk tɪv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
C-re•ac•tive proteinˈsi riˌæk tɪv(n.)
a globulin that increases in concentration in the bloodstream during infectious states and other abnormal conditions.
Ref: Abbr.: CRP
Origin of C-reactive protein:
1955–60; for C-polysaccharide, which is precipitated by this protein
C-reactive protein, CRP(noun)
a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
A protein found in the blood, whose plasma concentrations are raised in patients with infection or inflammation.
Origin: On discovery (in 1930) the substance was observed to react to the C polysaccharide of pneumococcus.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
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