immune globulin

immune globulin n globulin from the blood of a person or animal immune to a particular disease called also immune serum globulin

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immunoglobulin. [USP] a concentrated preparation containing mostly gamma globulins, predominantly IgG, from a large pool of human donors; used for passive immunization against measles, hepatitis A, and varicella and for treatment of hypogammaglobulinemia or agammaglobulinemia in immunodeficient patients, administered intramuscularly. See also immune g. intravenous (human).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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