C-peptide

Definition / meaning of C-peptide

A substance made by the pancreas. C-peptide and insulin are both part of a larger molecule that gets split apart before being released into the blood. Abnormal blood levels of C-peptide may occur in certain diseases, such as diabetes or cancer. Also called connecting peptide.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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