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blood cystatin C level (CMO:0002777)
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The amount of the protein cystatin C found in a specified sample of blood, the fluid that circulates through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins carrying nutrients and oxygen to the body tissues and metabolites away from them. Cystatin C is a member of the cystatin superfamily of proteins, is the most abundant extracellular inhibitor of cysteine proteases, and can be found in high concentrations in biological fluids.

Related Synonyms: blood Cst3 level
Definition Sources: NCBI_Gene:1471, Saunders:Saunders_Comprehensive_Veterinary_Dictionary--3rd_Ed

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