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gamma globulin

noun, Immunology.
a protein fraction of blood plasma that responds to stimulation of antigens, as bacteria or viruses, by forming antibodies: administered therapeutically in the treatment of some viral diseases.
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First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gamma globulin

gamma globulin

any of a group of proteins in blood plasma that includes most known antibodies
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gamma globulin in Medicine

gamma globulin n.
A protein fraction of blood serum containing numerous antibodies, used in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, such as measles, poliomyelitis, and hepatitis.

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gamma globulin in Science
gamma globulin  
  1. A class of globulins in the blood plasma of humans and other mammals that function as part of the body's immune system and include most antibodies.

  2. A solution of this substance prepared from human blood and administered for immunization against measles, German measles, hepatitis A, and other infections.

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