opsonic index


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opsonic index

n
(Microbiology) the ratio of the number of bacteria destroyed by phagocytes in the blood of a test patient to the number destroyed in the blood of a normal individual
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There are various factors which attribute for high association of diabetes with TB like low opsonic index, decreased bactericidal activity, decreased synthesis of collagen, impaired defensive function of reticuloendothelial cell, increased availability of glycerol in tissue that act as substrate for growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli, lack of adequate substrate for antibody formation due to disturbed protein metabolism and lowered production of IL-1 beta and TNF alpha by peripheral blood monocytes.
The nephelometer: Na instrument for estimating the number of bacteria in suspensions used for calculating the opsonic index and for vaccines.