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monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance

noun [U] uk   /mɒn.əˌkləʊ.nəl ɡæmˌɒp.ə.θi əv ʌn.nəʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kənts/ us    /ˌmɑn.əˈkloʊ.nəl ɡæˈmɑp.ə.θi əv ˈʌnˌnoʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/ (also MGUS, benign monoclonal gammopathy, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) specialized
a condition in which the body produces high levels of an abnormal protein found in the blood, called paraprotein. The condition does not usually cause any symptoms but in a few cases may lead to the development of multiple myeloma (= cancer in the plasma cells in bone marrow)Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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