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Definition of Ferritin

Ferritin: The major protein concerned with iron storage. The blood ferritin level serves as an indicator of the amount of iron stored in the body, and it can become elevated due to the presence of conditions featuring significant inflammation.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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