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Definition of Myeloperoxidase

Myeloperoxidase: An enzyme in leukocytes (white blood cells) that is linked to inflammation and cardiovascular disease. An elevated blood level of the enzyme predicts the early risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack). Abbreviated MPO.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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