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c-reactive protein
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c-reactive protein


They found that college students who were heavy drinkers had C-reactive protein (CRP) levels that were more than double of those moderate drinkers. (Heavy drinkers were defined as having three or more alcoholic drinks at least three days a week or at least five drinks two days of the week.)
  a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
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One of many uses of a c-reactive protein measurement is to spot infections after surgery.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   c-reactive protein , cholesterol [6] , triglycerides [8] , biopsy [5] , pap smear [8] , triglycerides [8] , amniocentesis [9] , creatinine [9] , electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) [9] , spinal tap [9] , uric acid [9]
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