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Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate

noun Wes·ter·gren erythrocyte sedimentation rate \ˈves-tər-grən-\

Medical Definition of WESTERGREN ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE

:  sedimentation rate of red blood cells determined by the Westergren method—called also Westergren sedimentation rate

Biographical Note for WESTERGREN ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE

Westergren, Alf Vilhelm (1891–1968), Swedish physician. In 1921 in an article on blood in pulmonary tuberculosis, Westergren introduced his method for measuring the sedimentation rate of red blood cells.

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