erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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Noun1.erythrocyte sedimentation 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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The rate of red blood sedimentation (ESR) was measured by the distance erythrocyte had sedimented in scale from top of the hematocrit tube and were enumerated as mm/h.
The following laboratory examinations were normal: complete blood count, blood sedimentation rate, blood glucose level, glycated hemoglobin, serum electrolytes, urea, creatinine, serum protein content, cholesterol, triglycerides, vitamin B12, vasculitis markers, and liver and muscle enzymes.
On admission, the patient's blood sedimentation rate was 42 mm/h, leukoyctes were 12.300 per [mm.sup.3].