Definition of gamma globulin in English:

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gamma globulin

Pronunciation: /ɡaməˈɡlɒbjʊlɪn/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
A mixture of blood plasma proteins, mainly immunoglobulins, which have relatively low electrophoretic mobility.
Example sentences
  • Plasma cells then make excess gamma globulin antibody immune proteins that latch onto specific invaders.
  • Usually, a child is treated with intravenous doses of gamma globulin (purified antibodies), an ingredient of blood that helps the child's body fight off infection.
  • The best prospect for development of an anti-SARS treatment in the short term is in the isolation of gamma globulin from the blood of those who have recovered from the disease.

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