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opsonic index

the ratio of the number of bacteria destroyed by phagocytes in the blood of a test patient to the number destroyed in the blood of a normal individual
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  • Wright and his followers regard the opsonic index as an index of the power of the body to combat bacterial invasion.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
opsonic index in Medicine

opsonic index n.
The ratio of the amount of opsonin in the blood of a person with an infectious disease to the amount of opsonin in the blood sample of a healthy person.

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