serum

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protein of egg white, blood serum, milk etc. albumin
globulin in blood plasma or serum that is alkaline and has great electrophoretic mobility alpha globulin
abnormally low level of albumin in the blood serum analbuminemia
generalized edema with accumulation of serum in subcutaneous connective tissue anasarca
blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease antiserum
drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases Atromid-S , clofibrate
blister containing blood or bloody serum usually caused by an injury blood blister
one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response complement
blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test complement fixation test
hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test HCG , human chorionic gonadotrophin , human chorionic gonadotropin
acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by an RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by ingesting food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter hepatitis A , infectious hepatitis
acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids hepatitis B , serum hepatitis
one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts IgD , immunoglobulin D
substance (a virus or toxin or immune serum) that is introduced into the body to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease inoculant , inoculum
agglutination of an agglutinogen of one individual by a serum from another individual of the same species isoagglutination
serum or watery part of milk that is separated from the curd in making cheese milk whey , whey
antibody in blood serum that attaches to invading microorganisms and other antigens to make them more susceptible to the action of phagocytes opsonin
protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prosta prostate specific antigen , PSA
autoantibody that is usually present in the serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis rheumatoid factor
rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections sensitisation , sensitising , sensitization , sensitizing
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