globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin | \ ˈglä-byə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio) \

Definition of globulin

: 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

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That's the result of routine pet vaccination and availability of post-exposure treatment with vaccine and immune globulins, proteins that trigger the body's defense system to fight off infection. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Most rabies infections in the United States come from bats, CDC says," 12 June 2019 People who've had the vaccine don't need immune globulins, only the vaccine doses. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Most rabies infections in the United States come from bats, CDC says," 12 June 2019 The combination of immune globulin and the vaccines will stop the growth of the virus in the body, preventing further disease development. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "What Happens When You Get Rabies? An Epidemiologist Explains," 24 Jan. 2019 This regimen involves a dose of rabies immune globulin, which gives some immediate protection, followed by a series of four rabies vaccines (administered in the arm, just like other vaccines) to allow the body to mount its own immune response. Tara C. Smith, SELF, "What Happens When You Get Rabies? An Epidemiologist Explains," 24 Jan. 2019 Treatment typically involves checking for tetanus immunization and shots of immune globulin as well as a rabies vaccine. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Georgia boy, 4, treated for rabies after mom shoots raccoon dead in porch attack," 19 Sep. 2018 If you've been exposed to someone with the virus, a vaccination within 14 days of exposure (potentially with an immune globulin injection) has been shown to be effective in preventing infection. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's hepatitis A outbreak is worst in U.S. What you need to know.," 27 May 2018 While rabies can be fatal once clinical signs appear, it can be prevented through timely medical treatment that includes administration of one dose of immune globulin (antibodies) and four doses of vaccine over two weeks. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 12 June 2018 So long as people who have been exposed to hepatitis A are vaccinated within 14 days (and often given a boost of immune globulin), the risk of contracting it is greatly reduced. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's hepatitis A outbreak is worst in U.S. What you need to know.," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of globulin

1866, in the meaning defined above

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globulin

noun
glob·​u·​lin | \ ˈgläb-yə-lən How to pronounce globulin (audio) \

Medical Definition of globulin

: 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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