sed rate

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Related to sed rate: ana, C reactive protein
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Noun1.sed rate - the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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Despite a positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and elevated sed rate (58) and rheumatoid factor (RF) in June and an ANA of 1:640 in August, it wasn't until November, when her sed rate was still 27 despite prednisone, that they decided it was most likely a reaction to one of her medications, probably hydralazine, and had her immediately stop the hydralazine and atenolol and continue on a calcium channel blocker.