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van den Bergh reaction

noun \ ˈvan-dən-ˌbərg- \

medical Definition of van den Bergh reaction

: the chemical reaction that takes place in the van den Bergh test when bilirubin is present in the blood

Biographical Note for van den bergh reaction

  • Van den Bergh, Albert Abraham Hijmans (1869–1943), Dutch physician. Van den Bergh introduced in 1913 a test for the presence of bilirubin in the blood.

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