C-reactive protein


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C-reactive protein

[¦sē rē‚ak·tiv ′prō‚tēn]
(immunology)
A plasma protein that is present normally in low concentration, and after trauma or infection in much higher concentration; the biological function is unknown.
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Role of C-reactive protein in deciding duration of antibiotic therapy in neonatal septicemia.
Prospective comparison of C-reactive protein level, Ranson score and contrast-enhanced computed tomography in the prediction of septic complications of acute pancreatitis.
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C-reactive protein and other markers of inflammation in the prediction of cardiovascular disease in women.
C-reactive protein correlated better with protracted inflammation and appendicular perforation.
Prognostic influence of increased C-reactive protein and fibrinogen levels in ischemic stroke.
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Table-2: Comparison of serum C-reactive protein and magnesium levels between healthy adult male smokers and non-smokers.
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