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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Contract awarded for cod 12644 total prostate specific antigen, reagent for the determination test.
Demographic and clinical factors as determinants of serum levels of prostate specific antigen and its derivatives.
Objective: We aimed to determine the presence of concomitant chronic prostatitis in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) who underwent prostate biopsies because of elevated levels of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA).
TESTS ORDERED: Prostate Specific Antigen NS 6/26/2008 6/26/2007 9/27/2008 9/27/2004 Ref.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies show that the complexed prostate specific antigen (cPSA) test for detecting prostate cancer has higher specificity than the commonly-used total prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and can be used in distinguishing men who do not have prostate cancer from those who do.
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.
Pathological characteristics of prostate cancer detected through prostate specific antigen based screening.
Serum prostate specific antigen complexed to a 1-antichymotrypsin as an indicator of prostate cancer.
Human seminal vesicle-specific antigen is a substrate for prostate specific antigen or P-30).

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