Wassermann reaction
noun Etymology: August von Wassermann Date: 1911 the complement-fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement-fixation test for syphilis

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  • Wassermann reaction — n the complement fixing reaction that occurs in a positive complement fixation test for syphilis using the serum of an infected individual * * * formerly, the most commonly used test for the diagnosis of syphilis. A sample of the patient s blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wassermann reaction — formerly, the most commonly used test for the diagnosis of syphilis. A sample of the patient s blood is examined, using a complement fixation reaction, for the presence of antibodies to the organism Treponema pallidum. A positive reaction (WR+)… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • wassermann reaction — noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after August von Wassermann died 1925 German bacteriologist : a complement fixing reaction occurring with the serum of syphilitic patients and used as a test for syphilis, being ordinarily made by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wassermann reaction — /ˈvasəmən riˌækʃən/ (say vahsuhmuhn ree.akshuhn) noun a diagnostic test for syphilis using the fixation of a complement by the serum of a syphilitic individual. Also, Wassermann test. {named after A von Wassermann, 1866–1925, German physician and …   Australian English dictionary

  • Реакция Вассермана (Wassermann Reaction) — ранее данная реакция широко применялась для диагностики сифилиса. При этом для анализа берется образец крови пациента; в процессе ее исследования используется реакция фиксации комплемента, которая позволяет выявить наличие в крови антител к… …   Медицинские термины

  • Wassermann test — n a test for the detection of syphilitic infection using the Wassermann reaction called also Wassermann * * * the original (1906) nontreponemal antigen test for syphilis; see serologic t. for syphilis …   Medical dictionary

  • Wassermann test — or Wassermann reaction n. [after WASSERMANN August von, who devised it] a complement fixation test for the diagnosis of syphilis by determining the presence of syphilitic antibodies in the blood serum …   English World dictionary

  • Wassermann test — The Wassermann test is a complement fixation (Complement system) antibody test for syphilis, named after the bacteriologist August von Wassermann.MethodA sample of blood or cerebrospinal fluid is taken and introduced to the antigen cardiolipin… …   Wikipedia

  • Wassermann-Reaktion — August Paul von Wassermann (* 21. Februar 1866 in Bamberg; † 16. März 1925 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Immunologe und Bakteriologe. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Wissenschaftliches Werk 3 Literatur 4 Weblinks …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wassermann — August P. von, German bacteriologist, 1866–1925. See W. antibody, W. reaction, W. test, provocative W. test. * * * Was·ser·mann wäs ər mən, väs n WASSERMANN TEST Was·ser·mann väs ər .män August Paul von (1866 1925) German bacteriologist.… …   Medical dictionary

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