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Biomarker
Written by NCI Thesaurus v.07.09d   
Definition of Biomarker
A xenobiotically-induced variation in cellular or biochemical components or processes, structures, or functions that is objectively measurable in a biological system and characterizes normal biologic processes, pathogenic processes, an organism's state of health or disease, likelihood of developing a disease, prognosis, or response to a particular therapeutic intervention. Biomarkers include but not limited to such phenotypic parameters as specific enzyme or hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype, presence or absence of biological substances.

Biomarker is from the group

Diagnostic or Prognostic Factor

Other Names for Biomarker

Biomarker
Biological Marker
Biological Markers
Biomarkers
Marker
Molecular Marker
Signature Molecule
biomarkers
marker

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