gamma globulin


gamma globulin

noun

Definition of GAMMA GLOBULIN

1
:  a protein fraction of blood rich in antibodies
2
:  a sterile solution of gamma globulin from pooled human blood administered especially for passive immunity against measles, German measles, infectious hepatitis, or poliomyelitis

First Known Use of GAMMA GLOBULIN

1937

gamma globulin

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GAMMA GLOBULIN

1
a : a protein fraction of blood rich in antibodies b : a sterile solution of gamma globulin from pooled human blood administered especially for passive immunity against measles, German measles, hepatitis A, or poliomyelitis
2
: any of numerous globulins of blood plasma or serum that have less electrophoretic mobility at alkaline pH than serum albumins, alpha globulins, or beta globulins and that include most antibodies

gamma globulin

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Subgroup of the globulins. In humans and many other mammals, most antibodies are in the gamma globulin fraction of blood. A human gamma globulin preparation may be administered (by injection) to persons lacking immunity, either generally or to a particular disease, after exposure or before expected exposure.

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