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Immunoglobulin

Synonym(s)

  • immune globulins

Definition(s)

Glycoproteins present in the blood (antibodies) and in other tissue. They are classified by structure and activity into five classes (immunoglobulin A; immunoglobulin D; immunoglobulin E; immunoglobulin G; immunoglobulin M).

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A protein that acts as an antibody.

Definition from: Physician Data Query via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014