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n. pl. an·ti·se·rums or an·ti·se·ra (-sîr′ə)
Human or animal serum containing antibodies that are specific for one or more antigens.


n, pl -rums or -ra (-rə)
(Medicine) blood serum containing antibodies against a specific antigen, used to treat or provide immunity to a disease


(ˈæn təˌsɪər əm)

n., pl. -se•rums, -se•ra (-ˌsɪər ə)
animal or human serum that contains antibodies to a specific disease, used for injections to confer passive immunity to that disease.
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Noun1.antiserum - blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease
blood serum, serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates


n (pl -ra) antisuero
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Antiserum against human blood serum proteins;Antiserum against the proteins of blood serum of a pig;Antiserum against proteins of blood serum of cattle;Antiserum against proteins of blood serum of small ruminants;Antiserum against the serum proteins of the dog
The results showed that A/New York/108/2016 and A/feline/New York/16-040082-1/2016 reacted with [alpha]-A/turkey/Virginia/4529/2002 postinfection ferret antiserum (2-fold reduction of the hemagglutination inhibition titer compared with the A/turkey/Virginia/4529/2002 homologous titer) and [alpha]-A/New York/107/2003 antiserum (8-fold reduction compared with the A/New York/107/2003 homologous titer).
A serological method for ToLCNDV detection based on immunocapturing with TYLCV-CP antiserum followed by PCR amplification was established.
The person will either be administered with cortisol or in rare cases snake venom antiserum polyvalent.
Further, the antiserum for the SL was produced and its specificity was confirmed by antiserum preabsorption.
We have also used lipopolysaccharide antigen of Brucella, single Brucellosis antigen, commercial polyclonal antiserum against brucellosis of rabbits and cattle, antispecies immunoglobulins labeled with horseradish peroxidase, commercial microcentrifuge chromatographic columns made by Thermo Scientific (USA).
A third locally developed RIA that we named the "commercial assay" recognized the inner portion of the N-terminal arm of BNP and used a diluted commercial antiserum to BNP(1-32) (T-4021, Bachem).
One drop of antiserum was added as Anti A sera to tube A anti B sera to tube B and anti D sera to tube D.
Here we report on the demonstration of putative human TMPOdelta and epsilon by immunoblotting of human cell lines using a newly prepared polyclonal antiserum against the common N-terminal region of TMPO.
Although there are several minor relationships among the recognized H-antigens, the absorbed H antiserum is required for their exact identification.
This virus isolate produced cytopathic effects in chicken embryo liver (CEL) cells and reacted with fowl adenovirus 4 (FadV-4) antiserum in agar gel immunodiffusion and immunofluorescence tests.