BIOCHEMICAL MARKER

n. a biochemical variable which has been detected in a disease, whether or not this substance directly or indirectly causes the disorder. Examples include the specific concentration of an enzyme, the level of a hormone, the presence of an antibody, etc. See biological marker- also clinical marker.

BIOCHEMICAL MARKER: "In itself, the presence or absence of a specific antibody, hormone, or enzyme could already serve as a biochemical marker."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOCHEMICAL MARKER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biochemical-marker/ (accessed December 15, 2019).
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