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abbreviation for the activated form of protein C.
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Acronym for acetylsalicylic acid, phenacetin, and caffeine; in combination, formerly a widely used antipyretic and analgesic; antigen-presenting cell.
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Abbreviation for:
activated protein C (see there)
adenomatous polyposis coli (see there)
aerobic plate count  (microbiology)
air pollution control
ammonium perchlorate
amyloid pack core 
antigen-presenting cell (see there)
antiphlogistic-corticoid (obsolete)
aperature current
apneustic centre  (neuroanatomy)
arterial premature contraction
aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine
Association of Pathology Chairmen
Association of Professors of Cardiology
atrial premature contraction (see there)
Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (clinical trials)
ambulatory payment classification (see there) (Managed care)
APC gene (molecular medicine)
APC protein (molecular medicine)

A gene on chromosome 5q21-q22 that encodes a tumour-suppressor protein which acts as an antagonist of the Wnt signalling pathway. APC is also involved in cell migration and adhesion, transcriptional activation, and apoptosis.

Molecular Pathology
APC mutations cause familial adenomatous polyposis.
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1. Activated protein C, see there.
3. Antigen-presenting cell, see there.
4. Atrial premature contraction, see there.
5. Clinical trials Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib.
6. Managed care Ambulatory payment classification, see there.
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Abbreviation for antigen-presenting cells; Ambulatory Payment Classification.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about APC

Q. what is APC in cardiology?

A. APC, or atrial premature complex (or beat) is a beat that arise in the atria of the heart from outside the normal mechanism of heartbeats. It's very common and doesn't portend any bad prognosis. It increase with age, smoking, coffee intake, alcohol intake, and stress, and also with heart and lung disease.

If they don't cause symptoms, no treatment is necessary. If they do cause symptoms, it can be treated with beta-blockers (e.g atenolol)

You can read more here: http://en.ecgpedia.org/wiki/Atrial_Premature_Complexes

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According to (Curtis et al., 2012) exon 3 c.80 locus in human breast tumor showed a change of CCT to CTT, which replaced the proline amino acid into leucine, the same c.80 locus in one of our studied CTVT sample ID (DP3) revealed the same change of (C>T) as observed in the human and replaced the proline amino acid to leucine residue (Table 3).
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