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acute-phase protein[ə¦kyüt ¦fāz ′prō‚tēn]
Any of a group of proteins that are produced by the liver and appear in the blood in increased amounts shortly after the onset of infection or tissue damage; they include C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, proteolytic enzyme inhibitors, and transferrin.
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