Immunoglobulin

A technical name for antibody. Y-shaped molecules produced by some blood cells in response to a stimulus of the immune system.

Immunoglobulin

Any one of five classes of proteins in blood serum that function as antibodies; abbreviated IgM, IgG, IgA, IgD and IgE.

immunoglobulin

[n] - a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
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Immunoglobulin

See 'antibodies'.
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Immunoglobulin

Protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects like bacteria and viruses. Also known as anti-body.
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Immunoglobulin

Immunoglobin (antibodies) are a type of protein in the body, which fight off infection.
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Immunoglobulin

An antibody. A protein found in blood and tissue fluids, produced in response to a specific antigen
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Immunoglobulin

Immunoglobulin: A protein produced by plasma cells and lymphocytes and characteristic of these types of cells. Immunoglobulins play an essential role in the body's immune system. They attach to foreign substances, such as bacteria, and assist in destroying them. Immunoglobulin is abbreviated Ig. The classes of immunoglobulins are termed immunoglobu...
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immunoglobulin

<immunology> A specific protein substance that is produced by plasma cells to aid in fighting infection. ... Some immunoglobulins (gamma globulin) take part in various immune responses of the body to bacteria or foreign substances (allergens, tumour or transplanted tissue). ... Examples include IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD and IgE. ... (30 Mar 1998) .....
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immunoglobulin

(Ig) (im″u-no-glob´u-lin) a protein of animal origin with known antibody activity; immunoglobulins are major participants in humoral immunity are synthesized by lymphocytes and plasma cells, and are found in the serum and other body fluids and tissues, including the urine, spinal fluid, lymph nodes, and s...
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immunoglobulin

A class of antibody (a type of protein protein found in the blood and tissue fluids. Immunoglobulins are produced cells of the immune system known as B-lymphocytes. Their function is to bind to substances in the body that are recognized as foreign antigens (often proteins on the surface of bacteria ...
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immunoglobulin

immunoglobulin: see antibody; immunity; immunology.
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Immunoglobulin

Immunoglobulins are a type of protein found in the serum and cells of the immune systems of vertebrate animals where they function as antibodies.
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immunoglobulin

(Ig) Type: Term Pronunciation: im′yū-nō-glob′yū-lin Definitions: 1. One of a class of structurally related proteins, each consisting of two pairs of polypeptide chains, one pair of light (L) low molecular weight chains (κ or λ), and one pair of heavy (H) chains (γ, α, μ, ΄, and ε)...
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immunoglobulin

Human globulin protein that can be separated from blood and administered to confer immediate immunity on the recipient. It participates in the immune reaction as the antibody for a specific antigen (disease-causing agent). Normal immunoglobulin (gamma globulin) is the fraction of the blood serum that, in general, contains the most antibodies, a...
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Immunoglobulin

Also called antibodies, produced by B lymphocytes to bind to foreign antigens.
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Immunoglobulin

A protein produced by plasma cells and lymphocytes and characteristic of these types of cells. Immunoglobulins play an essential role in the body's immune system. They attach to foreign substances, such as bacteria, and assist in destroying them. Immunoglobulin is abbreviated Ig. The classes of immunoglobulins are termed immunoglobulin A (IgA), imm...
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immunoglobulin

A protein that acts as an antibody. Immunoglobulins are made by B cells and plasma cells. An immunoglobulin is a type of glycoprotein with two heavy chains and two light chains. Also called Ig.
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IMMUNOGLOBULIN

see antibody.
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Immunoglobulin

A protein that acts as an antibody. See above.
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