Gengou phenomenon

complement fixation.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Gengou phenomenon — Gen·gou phenomenon (zhaw gooґ) [Octave Gengou, Belgian bacteriologist, 1875–1957] complement fixation …   Medical dictionary

  • Bordet-Gengou phenomenon — complement fixation …   Medical dictionary

  • phenomenon — 1. A symptom; an occurrence of any sort, whether ordinary or extraordinary, in relation to a disease. 2. Any unusual fact or occurrence. [G. phainomenon, fr. phaino, to cause to appear] adhesion p. a p. manifested by the adherence of antigen… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gengou — Octave, French bacteriologist, 1875–1957. See G. phenomenon, Bordet G. potato blood agar, Bordet G. bacillus, Bordet G. phenomenon, Bordet and G. reaction …   Medical dictionary

  • Bordet-Gengou agar (culture medium) bacillus phenomenon (reaction) — Bor·det Gen·gou agar (culture medium), bacillus, phenomenon (reaction) (bor daґ zhahn gooґ) [Jules Jean Baptiste Vincent Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist, serologist, and Nobel prize winner, 1870–1961; Octave Gengou, French bacteriologist,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bordet — Jules, Belgian bacteriologist and Nobel laureate, 1870–1961. See Bordetella, B. Gengou potato blood agar, B. Gengou bacillus, B. Gengou phenomenon, B. and Gengou reaction …   Medical dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • fixation — 1. The condition of being firmly attached or set. 2. In histology, the rapid killing of tissue elements and their preservation and hardening to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body. SYN: fixing. 3. In… …   Medical dictionary

  • complement fixation — n the process of binding serum complement to the product formed by the union of an antibody and the antigen for which it is specific that occurs when complement is added to a mixture (in proper proportion) of such an antibody and antigen * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • reaction — 1. The response of a muscle or other living tissue or organism to a stimulus. 2. The color change effected in litmus and certain other organic pigments by contact with substances such as acids or alkalies; also the property that such substances… …   Medical dictionary

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