Definition of Biomarker

1. Noun. (medicine) A substance used as an indicator of a biological state, most commonly disease. ¹



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Definition of Biomarker

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Biomarker

1. A specific biochemical in the body which has a particular molecular feature that makes it useful for measuring the progress of disease or the effects of treatment. (21 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biomarker

biolytic
biomacromolecule
biomacromolecules
biomagnetic
biomagnetism
biomagnification
biomagnifications
biomagnified
biomagnifies
biomagnify
biomagnifying
biomancy
biomanipulation
biomanufacturer
biomanufacturing
biomarker (current term)
biomarkers
biomaterial
biomaterials
biomathematical
biomathematics
biome
biomechanic
biomechanical
biomechanically
biomechanics

Literary usage of Biomarker

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1. Environmental Epidemiology by National Research Council (1991)
"TABLE 7-2 Steps in the Development of a biomarker Step Action Required 1. ... Identify method for detecting changes in biomarker at doses at or below those ..."

2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"When biomarker data are available for exposed and nonexposed populations that ... Levels of biomarker significantly above that limit suggest occupational ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"When the biomarker falls to an expected response level of 1 per IO6, ... This more limited quantitative use of the biomarker, although perhaps disappointing ..."

4. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"An exposure biomarker is an internal substance in a readily accessible biological medium—most ... Depending on the setting, the biomarker may be useful, ..."

5. Review of the Department of Defense Research Program on Low-Level Exposures by Best, Committee on Toxicology, NetLibrary, Inc, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"A biomarker of susceptibility is an indicator of an inherent or acquired limitation of an organism's ability to respond to the challenge of exposure to a ..."

6. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Moreover, significant changes in the concentration of the biomarker should occur prior ... For any biomarker that is used for nutritional status assessment, ..."

7. Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: The Report of the edited by Lauren Zeise, Amy J. Dunn (2000)
"In addition, individual differences in uptake, distribution, and metabolism will affect the biomarker concentration in physiological fluids. ..."

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