BIOLOGIC TUMOR MARKERS
\bˌa͡ɪəlˈɒd͡ʒɪk tjˈuːmə mˈɑːkəz], \bˌaɪəlˈɒdʒɪk tjˈuːmə mˈɑːkəz], \b_ˌaɪ_ə_l_ˈɒ_dʒ_ɪ_k t_j_ˈuː_m_ə m_ˈɑː_k_ə_z]\
Definitions of BIOLOGIC TUMOR MARKERS
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Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.
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- or post-neural lobe gland. infundibulum is considered part of the posterior pituitary by most authors.