sedimentation rate

noun

: the speed at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a column of citrated blood measured in millimeters deposited per hour and which is used especially in diagnosing the progress of various abnormal conditions (as chronic infections)

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“Sedimentation rate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sedimentation%20rate. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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