Definition of Immunohistochemistry

1. Noun. An assay that shows specific antigens in tissues by the use of markers that are either fluorescent dyes or enzymes (such as horseradish peroxidase).

Generic synonyms: Assay



Definition of Immunohistochemistry

1. Noun. (biology chemistry) The analytical process of finding proteins in cells of a tissue microtome section exploiting the principle of antibodies binding specifically to antigens in biological tissues. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Immunohistochemistry

1. Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labelled antibodies as reagents. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Immunohistochemistry

immunoglobulin inv allotypes
immunoglobulin isotypes
immunoglobulin joining region
immunoglobulin superfamily
immunoglobulin switch region
immunoglobulin variable region
immunoglobulins
immunogold
immunogold electron microscopy
immunohematologist
immunohematologists
immunohematology
immunohistochemical
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immunohistochemistries
immunohistochemistry (current term)
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immunoinformatics
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immunointensity
immunokinetic
immunokinetics
immunolabel
immunolabeled
immunolabeling

Literary usage of Immunohistochemistry

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1. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"immunohistochemistry test systems (IHC's) are in vitro diagnostic devices consisting of polyclonal ... (b) Classification of immunohistochemistry devices. ..."

2. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"immunohistochemistry may be accomplished by immunofluorescence of snap-frozen tissues, or by immunoperoxidase staining of paraffin embedded material (23). ..."

3. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"immunohistochemistry showed that the protein is preferentially expressed in tissues formed at early stages in embryogenesis. ..."

4. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... and 8 and 18 (CK 60-61) in 96 oral mucosa! biopsies taken from women with genital HPV infections were studied by immunohistochemistry, ..."

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