any of a group of proteins, as myosin, occurring in plant and animal tissue, insoluble in pure water but soluble in dilute salt solutions and coagulable by heat.
any of several groups of blood plasma proteins, divided into fractions, as alpha, beta, or gamma globulin, depending on electrophoretic mobility.
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How to use globulin in a sentence
Gamma globulin, for example, takes disease-fighting antibodies from healthy donors and gives them to those who cannot make antibodies on their own.What immunosuppressed patients should know about the coronavirus vaccines | Lindsey Bever | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead, doctors should turn to other blood thinners, and some experts also recommend immune globulin therapy to break up the aggregated immune and platelet cells.FDA and CDC Recommend Pausing COVID-19 Vaccination With J&J-Janssen Shot While They Investigate Blood Clot Risks | Alice Park | April 13, 2021 | Time
Holme says the two patients in his study were also successfully treated with immune globulin to help reduce the tendency of the immune cells to clump together with the platelets.Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots | Alice Park | April 9, 2021 | Time
For example, vaccinia immune globulin, or VIG, is stored and ready for the next person who becomes ill from smallpox vaccine.
Paraglobulin, par-a-glob′ū-lin, n. a globulin found in blood-serum, fibrino-plastin.
Besides these mentioned, milk contains traces of another proteid of similar composition called globulin.The Bacillus of Long Life | Loudon Douglas
The globulin in the body could not remain in solution if there were not always present a small quantity of salt in the blood.Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
Other forms of protein are globulin and myosin, which form the actual muscle-substance.Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
globulin has been reported by Hellmich in an undetermined bacterium, but is certainly not commonly found.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology | Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for globulin
any of a group of simple proteins, including gamma globulin, that are generally insoluble in water but soluble in salt solutions and coagulated by heat
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Scientific definitions for globulin
A major class of proteins found in the seeds of plants and in various tissues and substances of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, including blood, muscle, and milk. The globulins in blood comprise all the plasma proteins besides albumin. Two kinds, alpha and beta globulin, are primarily transport proteins or serve as substrates for forming other substances, and include lipoproteins and enzymes. A third kind, the gamma globulins, consists almost entirely of the immunoglobulins. Most globulins are insoluble in water but soluble in saline solution.
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