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/al·pha2-mac·ro·glob·u·lin/ (al´fah mak´ro-glob″u-lin) α.


immunoglobulin M, an antibody protein (globulin) of molecular weight in the range of 1,000,000.

a glycoprotein that inhibits proteolytic enzymes. Increased levels are seen in diabetes mellitus and diseases of the liver and kidney.
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