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Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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

Medical Definition of Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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

Biographical Note for westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Westergren

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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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