competitive binding assay

[ kəm-pĕtĭ-tĭv ]

n.

An assay in which a biologically specific binding agent competes for radioactively labeled or unlabeled compounds, used especially to measure the concentration of hormone receptors in a sample by introducing a radioactively labeled hormone.

Nearby words

  1. competent,
  2. competently,
  3. competing,
  4. competition,
  5. competitive,
  6. competitive exclusion,
  7. competitive exclusion principle,
  8. competitive inhibition,
  9. competitively,
  10. competitor


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