globulin

noun

glob·​u·​lin ˈglä-byə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio)
: any of a class of simple proteins (such as myosin) that are insoluble in pure water but are soluble in dilute salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues compare alpha globulin, beta globulin, gamma globulin

Examples of globulin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another option is a preventive injection called immune globulin, which must be given within six days of exposure. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 28 Feb. 2024 In most cases, this involves a dose of human rabies immune globulin, or HRIG, as well as a rabies vaccine dose on the day of exposure. Discover Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 Rabies immune globulin and the first dose of rabies vaccine should be given by a health care provider as soon as possible after exposure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brittany Bowker, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 Prime Male increases testosterone levels by boosting production and making sure the free testosterone in the blood is available for the body to use and not blocked by globulins. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 That typically involves one dose of human rabies immune globulin, or HRIG, to provide antibodies against rabies, and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14-day period, the CDC says. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 27 Sep. 2023 The treatment consists of one dose of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14-day period. Brittany Bowker, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Aug. 2023 Potential treatments include intravenous immune globulin, which is designed to suppress the immune system, and ivabradine, which has been used in chronic heart failure. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 31 July 2023 All other rabies shot prices are for one key drug, rabies immune globulin (90375), and the remainder of the medical procedures are each billed under a single CPT code, including pregnancy tests (81025), flu vaccine administrations (90471) and colonoscopies (45380). New York Times, 22 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of globulin was in 1866

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“Globulin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globulin. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio)
: any of a class of simple proteins that cannot be dissolved in pure water but can be dissolved in weak salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues

Medical Definition

globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio)
: any of a class of simple proteins (as myosin) that are insoluble in pure water but are soluble in dilute salt solutions and that occur widely in plant and animal tissues see alpha globulin, beta globulin, gamma globulin

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