January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1595
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A definition of the medical term paraproteinemia is presented. The term refers to the presence of abnormal or excessive amounts of protein, such as immunoglobulins or cryoglobulins in the blood, Several paraproteinemias include amyloidosis, cryoglobulinemia, cryofibrinogenemia, light chain disease and monoclonal gammopathy.


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