creatine phosphokinase test

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creatine phosphokinase (CPK, CP, or CK) test,

a blood test used to detect damage to the heart muscle, skeletal muscles, and brain. Serum CPK levels are elevated whenever such damage occurs. CPK is the main cardiac enzyme studied in patients with heart disease.
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Eye doctors say some degree of reading-vision loss is inevitable with age, which is why a new procedure called conductive keratoplasty or CK - in which radio waves are used to reshape the cornea - has some baby boomers rejoicing.