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Gammaglobulin

(1) A major class of immunoglobulins found in the blood, including many of the most common antibodies circulating in the blood. Also called immunoglobulin G (IgG).

(2) Gammaglobulin is a type of protein found in the blood. When gammaglobulins are extracted from the blood of many people and combined, they can be used to prevent or treat infections.

Description

Gammaglobulin, also known as immunoglobulin, immune serum globulin or serum therapy, is injected either into a vein or into a muscle. When injected into a vein, it produces results more quickly than when injected into a muscle.

Gamma globulin, human gamma globulin

A plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses.

Aantibody

Any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response.

Immune gamma globulin

A class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.

IgA, immunoglobulin A

One of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.

IgD, immunoglobulin D

- one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts.

IgE, immunoglobulin E

One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present primarily in the skin and mucous membranes.

IgG, immunoglobulin G

One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria.

IgM, immunoglobulin M

One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G.

Tetanus immune globulin, tetanus immunoglobulin

Sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood plasma of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus.

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