immune globulin


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immune globulin

n. Abbr. IG
A preparation containing gamma globulins (chiefly immunoglobulin G) obtained from blood plasma pooled from many individuals and used to confer passive immunity against various diseases such as tetanus and hepatitis B and for treatment of a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Also called gamma globulin, immune serum globulin.
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Noun1.immune globulin - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
gamma globulin, human gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
IgA, immunoglobulin A - one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
IgD, immunoglobulin D - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts
IgE, immunoglobulin E - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present primarily in the skin and mucous membranes
IgG, immunoglobulin G - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria
IgM, immunoglobulin M - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G
tetanus immune globulin, tetanus immunoglobulin - sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus
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Hepatitis B immune globulin was administered at birth and hepatitis B vaccine was given at birth and at one, two, four, and six months.
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* Biofusion, based in Torrance, Calif., serving patients requiring subcutaneous immune globulin and IV Immune globulin (IVIG) for autoimmune and primary immune deficiency diseases.
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Supplemental questions related to laboratory testing for weak D and administration of Rh immune globulin were included in the CAP 2012 J-B Transfusion Medicine (Comprehensive) survey.
As an alternative to HRIG, equine immune globulin derived from horse serum is used in many parts of the world, but it is also scarce, expensive and can carry significant side effects.
As a result, any children born subsequently to this husband/wife team would be OK as long as the mother had the injection of Rh immune globulin after every subsequent birth.
Hepatitis A vaccine versus immune globulin for postexposure prophylaxis.
The group is discussing strategies for maximizing current supplies and devising algorithms for how to prioritize the vaccine and immune globulin in the event of an actual shortage, CDC spokeswoman Abbigail Tumpey said in an interview.
Plasma from men was used in transfusions, while plasma from women went into the manufacture of clotting factors or immune globulin. No plasma was discarded.

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