My prostate specific serum is 5.3.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) is found in the blood stream. It is measured to detect possible prostate problems.
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is usually found in blood of men with prostate cancer.
Prostate Specific Antigen, also known as PSA, is a substance emitted by the cells that make up the prostate gland. It is found in the bloodstream in all men. The level of it in the blood is measured by a blood test to aid a doctor in determining if there is anything wrong with the prostate gland.
There is no blood test that can act as a true/false for prostate cancer, but PSA (prostate specific antigen) can be measured to screen for it.
PSA, prostate-specific antigen, is a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. PSA is one of the causes of prostate cancer and is mostly found in men over the age of fifty.
Blood tests are used to measure the amounts of certain protein markers, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA), found circulating in the blood.
The anterior pituitary is with the posterior pituitary gland. They both are found at the base of the brain.
An antigen is a molecule that is located on viruses, bacteria, cancer cells, and other pathogens. An antigen is very specific to each pathogen. A flu antigen is different from a pneumonia antigen, and an HIV antigen is different from a measles antigen. I like to think of an antigen as a lock, understanding that all locks are different and very specific. The key that fits these antigen locks is called an antibody. Antibodiesare found on certain types of white blood cells that our body produces. Antibody-producing white blood cells are called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes travel around our body and attach antibodies to pathogen antigens. Once an antigen has an antibody attached to it, phagocytes attack the pathogen, engulf it, and kill it. Sometimes the antibody disables the pathogen so that it cannot reproduce or release toxins.SourceBYU Course BIOL 049 Lesson 3
Women do not classically get prostate cancer as cancer of the prostate is classified as a disease of the prostate gland of the male reproductive system. However, in 2002 the female Skene's Gland was officially renamed the female prostate as it was found to be homologous in function. Both male and female prostates produce Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) and contribute to the ejaculate fluid. Six cases of adenocarcinoma have been observed as originated from the female prostate that strongly resemble that of classical male prostate cancer. Serum tests showed elevated levels of PSA, typical in prostate cancer.
A non-self antigen is a 'Foreign' cell or chemical which is not naturally found inside the body.