prostate specific antigen

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prostate specific antigen

[¦prä‚stāt spə‚sif·ik ′ant·i·jən]
(immunology)
A glycoprotein with 240 amino acids that is expressed exclusively by human prostate epithelial cells and that exhibits protease activity; elevated levels in the blood are detected in individuals with prostate cancer. Abbreviated PSA.
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Evaluation of age specific normal ranges for prostatic specific antigen.
Standard versus age-specific prostatic specific antigen in screening prostate adenocarcinoma.
Prostatic specific antigen in a community-based population of healthy men.
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Prostatic specific antigen and prostatic specific antigen density.
Lack of Predictive value of prostatic specific antigen density in the detection of prostate cancer.
Rate of change in prostatic specific antigen level as a method for prostate cancer detection.
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