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gamma globulin

also gam·ma·glob·u·lin  (găm′ə-glŏb′yə-lĭn)
n.
1. Any of a group of globulins in blood plasma that in an electrophoretic separation of serum proteins migrate the most slowly toward the anode. Most antibodies (immunoglobulins) are gamma globulins.
2. The protein fraction of blood serum that contains the gamma globulins.
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gamma globulin

n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of proteins in blood plasma that includes most known antibodies
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gam′ma glob′ulin


n.
a protein fraction of blood plasma that responds to stimulation of antigens, as bacteria or viruses, by forming antibodies: used in the treatment of some viral diseases.
[1955–60]
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gam·ma globulin

(găm′ə)
A class of proteins in the blood plasma of humans and other mammals that function as part of the body's immune system. Antibodies are gamma globulins.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
blood plasma, plasma, plasm - the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
plasma protein - any of the proteins in blood plasma
globulin - a family of proteins found in blood and milk and muscle and in plant seed
Ig, immune gamma globulin, immune globulin, immune serum globulin, immunoglobulin - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
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gamma globulin

n. gamma globulina, tipo de anticuerpo producido en el tejido linfático o sintéticamente.
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The aim of this work was evaluate the gammaglobulin fraction of polyclonal anti-Brucella abortus serum labeled with fluorescein iso-tio-cyanate (FITC-labeled antibody): 1) against different smooth and rough Brucella sp; 2) against bacterium of other genus; and 3) to compare DFAT results with bacteriological culture for the detection of B.
Of note, our patient contracted mycoplasma infection despite an appropriate gammaglobulin serum level (IgG 9.4 g/L).
Despite several therapeutic approaches, including cyclic antibiotic courses, gammaglobulin supplementation, and corticosteroid and anti-TNF[alpha] therapy (infliximab), diarrhea persisted; there was a progressive deterioration in her nutritional status.
Low gammaglobulin levels were noted: immunoglobulin G (IgG) 5.29 g/L (7-17), IgM 0.37 g/L (0.4-2.3), IgA 0.82 g/L (0.7-4).
Chapel, "Challenges in the role of gammaglobulin replacement therapy and vaccination strategies for hematological malignancy," Frontiers in Immunology, vol.
High-dose intravenous gammaglobulin in rhesus-haemolytic disease.
In a recent phase III trial with 390 subjects, the Gammaglobulin Alzheimer's Partnership (GAP) study, IVIG treatment failed to meet the primary endpoints of slowing cognitive and functional decline after 18 months of treatment, but no adverse effects on behavior were reported [60].
Toyoda et al., "Safety and adverse events profiles of intravenous gammaglobulin products used for immunomodulation: a single-center experience," Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol.
Gobeaux-Chenevier et al., "Safety of rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis: a long-term prospective single-center study of gammaglobulin concentrations and infections," Joint, Bone, Spine, vol.
Sorensen, "Modulatory role of intravenous gammaglobulin (IgIV) on the in vitro antibody response to a pneumococcal polysaccharide antigen," Journal of Clinical Immunology, vol.
She was started on oral corticosteroid treatment for her pulmonary fibrosis (as was common practice at the time) and gammaglobulin replacement therapy, both of which she would receive during her entire course of disease.
[1-5] Had the diagnosis of Basedow paraplegia been adhered to, the patient would have been denied the opportunity of receiving gammaglobulin therapy.