Definition of Antiserum

1. Noun. Blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease.

Generic synonyms: Blood Serum, Serum

Definition of Antiserum

1. Noun. (medicine) A serum prepared from human or animal sources containing antigens specific for combatting an infectious disease. ¹

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Definition of Antiserum

1. a serum that contains antibodies [n -RA or -RUMS]

Medical Definition of Antiserum

1. Serum containing immunoglobulins against specified antigens. (13 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antiserum

antiserum (current term)
antiserum anaphylaxis

Literary usage of Antiserum

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Reversal of inhibition on removal of antiserum to kappa chains (anti-к). ... The latter have shown that antiserum to IgG, antiserum to Fab (y2a) and anti- ..."

2. Typhoid Fever Considered as a Problem of Scientific Medicine by Frederick Parker Gay (1918)
"... 2 prepared an antiserum by immunizing horses with this preparation for a long period of time. The virulence of the microorganism was supposedly ..."

3. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"Agglutination and Immunity; Curative antiserum. ... and monkeys can be saved from otherwise fatal meningococcus infection by a specific antiserum. ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"The injection of the antiserum should be repeated every ... As much as 120 cubic centimeters of the antiserum have been injected into the spinal canal in ..."

5. A Textbook of Bacteriology: A Practical Treatise for Students and by Hans Zinsser, Frederick Fuller Russell (1922)
"antiserum, 0.05 + homologous serum .0001 + complement 3. ... The smallest quantity of antiserum which has completely inhibited hemolysis is the "unit," and ..."

6. The Indian Policy of the United States on the Southwestern Frontier, 1830 by Joseph Abner Hill, Philip Hanson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1914)
"Specific antiserum. % This is obtained from a rabbit immunized with the ... In order to do this, diminishing quantities of the antiserum are mixed in a ..."

7. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"L. Pituitary Insufficiency and a Pituitary antiserum or Cytotoxin. Some account of pituitary insufficiency has already been given under the heading ..."

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