rhesus factor

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Rhesus factor

Rh factor.

[From its having first been detected in the blood of the rhesus monkey.]
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rhesus factor

(Biochemistry) See Rh factor
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Rh factor

any of a group of antigens on the surface of red blood cells, those having inherited such antigens being designated Rh + (Rh positive) and those lacking them, a much smaller group, being designated Rh− (Rh negative) : transfused or fetal Rh + blood may induce a severe reaction in an Rh− individual.
[1940–45; so called because first found in the blood of rhesus monkeys]
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Noun1.rhesus factor - a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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rhesus factor

n (Med) → fattore m Rh
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Therefore, this study was aimed to explore the relationship of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) with different blood groups (A, B, AB and O) and Rhesus factor (positive or negative).
Role of dental pulp in identification of the deceased individual by establishing ABO blood grouping and Rhesus factor. Ind J Dent Res.
O'Driscoll, "A fluid retention syndrome associated with severe iso-immunization to the rhesus factor," BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol.