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re·ac·tant

 (rē-ăk′tənt)
n.
A substance that is altered or incorporated into another substance in a chemical reaction, especially a directly reacting substance present at the initiation of the reaction.

reactant

(rɪˈæktənt)
n
(Chemistry) a substance that participates in a chemical reaction, esp a substance that is present at the start of the reaction. Compare product4

re•ac•tant

(riˈæk tənt)

n.
1. a person or thing that reacts.
2. any substance that undergoes a chemical change in a given reaction.
[1925–30]

re·ac·tant

(rē-ăk′tənt)
A substance participating in a chemical reaction, especially one present at the start of the reaction.

reactant

A substance present at the start of chemical reaction which takes part in the reaction.
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Noun1.reactant - a chemical substance that is present at the start of a chemical reaction
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
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Three months later the patient was in good condition without any complaints, had normal acute phase reactant levels and was still on low dose corticosteroid.
Activation of the complement cascade during innate immunity is preceded by (i) synthesis of the acute phase reactant, mannanbinding lectin (MBL) by IL-6-activated hepatocytes; and (ii) histamine/ bradykinin-mediated contraction of vascular endothelial cells via interaction with types [H.
Is an acute phase reactant and measure of systemic inflammation in RA
Serum ferritin, the most specific indicator of iron deficiency, is an acute phase reactant and its level is affected by inflammation.
In conclusion, a suggested arthritis screening profile consisting of the acute phase reactant CRP, circulating cytokines (IFN-[gamma], IL-1[beta], IL-1Ra, TNF, GM-CSF, and VEGF), autoantibodies RF and anti-CCP and HLA-DRB1 high-resolution molecular typing shows promise to identify those patients who may benefit from a more aggressive treatment regimen or immediate biological biotherapy.
In one study, the acute phase reactant serum amyloid A was found to be significantly elevated in participants with allergic rhinitis and asthma.
The ACR 20 response criteria is defined as greater than or equal to 20% improvement from baseline in both tender and swollen joints, and greater than or equal to 20% improvement in three of five measures: pain, acute phase reactant, physical function, patient and physician global assessment.
C-reactive protein: from acute phase reactant to cardiovascular disease risk factor.
In addition DDAVP raises levels of factor VIII: C (coagulant) released as an acute phase reactant thus contributing to the hemostatic process.
This acute phase reactant has been studied over the last several years in a wide variety of atherosclerotic diseases (12,16-20).

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