sedimentation rate

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sedimentation rate: Sedimentation coefficient
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedimentation rate - the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
References in periodicals archive ?
C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) abnormality (range 0-1) and duration of symptoms (two levels; range 0-1)7.
The total sedimentation rate along the study showed a wide variation, 58.
The findings of physician-administered examinations that determined the number of swollen and tender joints were combined with erythrocyte sedimentation rate results to calculate disease activity.
These factors are accompanied by the decrease in the number of red blood cells, the hemoglobin with an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and the number of thrombocytes.
82 Tons deposited in the single chamber contributing to an accumulative sedimentation rate of 36.
In the patients who were included in the study, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), uric acid, viral markers (Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) were investigated in addition to history and physical examination.
Sediment traps (6:1 aspect ratio, n = 4 per site) were deployed and collected monthly (February 2008-August 2009) to estimate sedimentation rates at the three selected sites.
Considering that this two levels with paleoseismites appear at the same depth range (40-60 and 100-120) along all the lake centre and that each one records the same seismic event, it is possible interpret that the sedimentation rate is constant all along the lake centre during the last centuries.
DISCUSSION: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate continues to be used as an indicator of inflammation and infection in all levels of laboratory services; despite being a non-specific test.
3 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is an inexpensive, easily available investigation paticulary in resource poor countries, where TB is common.
The dates of the upper horizons (2005 -1963) were estimated assuming a single sedimentation rate over the four decades of 1260 g [m.
Osteomyelitis was detected in 35 of 65 patients with over 20 mm/h sedimentation rate and 14 of 17 patients with over 70 mm/h sedimentation rate.