gamma globulin

a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑plasma protein, ↑globulin
Substance Holonyms: ↑plasma, ↑plasm, ↑blood plasma

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gamma globulin 7 [gamma globulin] [ˌɡæmə ˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn] [ˌɡæmə ˈɡlɑːbjʊlɪn] noun (biology) uncountable
a type of ↑protein in the blood that gives protection against some types of diseases

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  • gamma globulin — Immunol. a protein fraction of blood plasma that responds to stimulation of antigens, as bacteria or viruses, by forming antibodies: administered therapeutically in the treatment of some viral diseases. [1955 60] * * * Subgroup of the globulins.… …   Universalium

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  • Gamma-Globulin — Als Gammaglobuline oder auch Immunglobuline bezeichnet man die Gesamtheit der Antikörper im Blut. Die Gammaglobuline gehören zu den Serumproteinen und werden von spezialisierten weißen Blutzellen (Lymphozyten), den so genannten Plasmazellen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gamma-Globulin — Gạm|ma Glo|bu|lin, γ Glo|bu|lin ↑ Immunglobulin …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • gamma globulin — noun Biochemistry a mixture of blood plasma proteins, mainly immunoglobulins, with relatively low mobility under electrophoresis …   English new terms dictionary

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