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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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