Meaning of “monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance” in the English Dictionary

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monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significancenoun [ U ]

uk /mɒn.əˌkləʊ.nəl ɡæmˌɒp.ə.θi əv ʌn.nəʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ɪ.kəns/ us /ˌmɑː.nəˈkloʊ.nəl ɡæmˈɑː.pə.θi əv ˈʌnˌnoʊn sɪɡˈnɪf.ə.kəns/ abbreviation 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).

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