prostate specific antigen

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Noun1.prostate specific antigen - a protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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In 1979, a tissue specific antigen was isolated from prostate using gel electrophoresis and was called as Prostate specific antigen (PSA).
Men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are screened for prostate cancer with serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and digital rectal examination (DRE) as a part of routine prostate assessment.
6) The diagnosis requires careful history, physical examination including digital rectal examination (DRE), serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) estimation and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) and TRUS-guided needle biopsies of the prostate.
The findings were recorded in a proforma and those having enlarged prostate weighing above 40gm underwent prostate specific antigen testing.
Pathological characteristics of prostate cancer detected through prostate specific antigen based screening.
Objective: Serum total prostate specific antigen (PSA), free fraction of total prostate specific antigen percent (fPSA %) and prostate specific antigen density (PSAD) have all been considered as valuable non-invasive tumor markers for prostate cancer.
TESTS ORDERED: Prostate Specific Antigen NS 6/26/2008 6/26/2007 9/27/2008 9/27/2004 Ref.
The test may offer advantages over prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, the current standard for initial prostate cancer screening in conjunction with a digital rectal exam.
Although it would require a biopsy of prostate tissue, an HIP1 test for the cancer might be more definitive than the currently used blood test measuring the protein called prostate specific antigen, Ross says.
The book cites studies and includes discussions of controversial topics like prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and herbal remedies.
Brian Moran, MD of the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center will also be presenting on his early findings with Cesium-131 specifically focusing on prostate specific antigen (PSA) response as well as short term adverse events.

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