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Definition of Opsonic
1. pertaining to opsonin [adj] - See also: opsonin
Medical Definition of Opsonic
1. Relating to opsonins or to their utilization. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Opsonic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1911)
"But the opsonic vaccine from the beginning was of known composition, ... After opsonic vaccination, the opsonic power of the blood scrum and the phago- ..."
2. A Practical Text-book of Infection, Immunity, and Specific Therapy: With by John Albert Kolmer (1915)
"DETERMINING THE opsonic INDEX 1. Secure a small quantity of blood from a guinea-pig ... Proceed to determine the phagocytic and opsonic index as per technic ..."
3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The opsonic Index.—Sir Almroth Wright has modified ... The opsonic index has been especially used as a guide to vaccine therapy rather than in preventive ..."
4. Surgical After-treatment by Le Roi Goddard Crandon, Albert Ehrenfried (1912)
"used to measure, more or less accurately, the effective opsonic power of the ... The effective opsonic power of the blood is to be taken as meaning the ..."
5. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical by Charles Phillips Emerson (1908)
"The opsonic Index.—Having obtained the average number of bacteria per one hundred cells for the preparation in which patient's serum was used, ..."
6. Vaccine therapy by Richard William Allen (1908)
"The opsonic index may be defined as the ratio : opsonic content of unit volume of ... An emulsion of the bacterium towards which the opsonic index of the ..."
7. Diseases of the nose, throat and ear: Medical and Surgical by William Lincoln Ballenger (1908)
"The principle underlying the vaccine treatment under the guidance of the opsonic index is as follows: Certain white blood cells and endothelia are enabled ..."