c-reactive protein

C-re·ac·tive protein
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see-ree-ak-tiv]
    • /ˈsi riˌæk tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [see-ree-ak-tiv]
    • /ˈsi riˌæk tɪv/

Definitions of c-reactive protein words

  • noun c-reactive protein a globulin in the blood produced by the liver in response to inflammation 3
  • noun c-reactive protein a blood test for detecting the presence of this globulin so as to measure the level of inflammation, as in estimating the likelihood of a heart attack 3
  • noun c-reactive protein a globulin that increases in concentration in the bloodstream during infectious states and other abnormal conditions. Abbreviation: CRP. 1
  • noun c-reactive protein (hematology) A protein found in the blood, whose plasma concentrations are raised in patients with infection or inflammation. 0

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Origin of c-reactive protein

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60; for C-polysaccharide, which is precipitated by this protein

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c-reactive protein popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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