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Medical Term:

neopterin

Pronunciation: ne-op'ter-in

Definition: A pteridine present in body fluids; elevated levels result from immune system activation, malignant disease, allograft rejection, and viral infections (especially as in AIDS).

[neo- + G. pteron, wing, + -in]

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