Wassermann reaction


Was·ser·mann reaction

noun \ˈwä-sər-mən-, ˈvä-\

Definition of WASSERMANN REACTION

:  the complement-fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement-fixation test for syphilis

Origin of WASSERMANN REACTION

August von Wassermann
First Known Use: 1911

Wassermann reaction

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WASSERMANN REACTION

: the complement-fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement-fixation test for syphilis using the serum of an infected individual

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