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free erythrocyte protoporphyrin


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An analytical measurement, now generally superseded as a test for lead poisoning but still used to assess the long-term effects of high-level lead exposure. Free protoporphyrin is noncomplexed, nonhaem, protoporphyrin that accumulates because lead inhibits incorporation of iron into haem.

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