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op·son·ic

 (ŏp-sŏn′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or produced by opsonins.

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The nephelometer: an instrument for estimating the number of bacteria in suspensions used for calculating the opsonic index and for vaccines.
pneumonia vaccinated, healthy adult human donors and pooling the harvested plasma as the source for manufacturing a hyperimmune anti-pneumococcal immune globulin containing elevated opsonic antibodies to a plurality of S.
Nephelometer an instrument for estimating the number of bacteria in suspensions used for calculating the opsonic index and for vaccines.
Reduced Treponema pallidum-specific opsonic antibody activity in HIV-infected patients with syphilis.
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Occurrence of S.aureus as the prime organism may be due to the presence of a number of enzymes and toxins produced by S.aureus which may inhibit the phagocytic and opsonic Mechanisms.
This vaccine was demonstrated to be able to elicit high titer opsonic antibody in mice in our previous work, but two questions remain unanswered.
This occurs upon ligation of neutrophil's opsonic receptors, initiating phagocytosis and ROS generation [59].
Previous studies reported that alginate impaired the responses of CF airway epithelial cells and alveolar macrophages during inflammatory responses [50] and that bacteria encased in alginate were also protected from host defense mechanisms such as macrophage killing [51] and antibody-independent opsonic killing [52].
meningitidis (serogroups A, B, C, W, Y), as well as opsonic killing of S.