Bordet-Gengou

Bor·det-Gen·gou bȯr-'dā-zhän-'gü adj of, relating to, or for use in connection with the Bordet-Gengou bacillus <Bordet-Gengou media>
Bor·det bȯr-dā Jules-Jean-Baptiste-Vincent (1870-1961)
Belgian bacteriologist , and
Gen·gou zhan-gü Octave (1875-1957)
French bacteriologist. Bordet was an outstanding immunologist. His discovery of the role of antibodies and complement in immunity was a development vital to the modern diagnosis and treatment of many dangerous contagious diseases. His research on the destruction of bacteria and foreign red corpuscles in blood serum is generally held to constitute the beginnings of serology. In 1901 he and Gengou published the first of their reports on complement fixation. This reaction is the basis of many tests for infection, including the Wassermann test for syphilis and reactions for gonococcus infection, glanders, and hydatid disease. In 1906 they discovered the causative agent of whooping cough, now known as the Bordet-Gengou bacillus. Bordet was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1919.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bordet-gengou — |bȯr|dā|zhäⁿ|gü adjective Usage: usually capitalized B&G Etymology: Jules J.B.V. Bordet b1870 Belgian bacteriologist and Octave Gengou died 1957 Belgian bacteriologist : of, relating to, or for use in connection with the Bordet Gengou bacillus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bordet-gengou — bor·det gen·gou …   English syllables

  • Bordet-Gengou-Bazillus — Bordet Gen|gou Bazillus [bordạ̈ gan̶g̶gụ...; nach dem belg. Mediziner und Mikrobiologen J.Bordet Gengou BazillusBordet, 1870 1961, und dem belg. Hygieniker O.Bordet Gengou BazillusGengou, 1875 1957]: der Erreger des Keuchhustens …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Bordet-Gengou agar — is a type of Agar plate optimized to isolate Bordetella .cite journal |author=Kurzynski TA, Boehm DM, Rott Petri JA, Schell RF, Allison PE |title=Comparison of modified Bordet Gengou and modified Regan Lowe media for the isolation of Bordetella… …   Wikipedia

  • Bordet-Gengou bacillus — n a small ovoid bacillus of the genus Bordetella (B. pertussis) that is the causative agent of whooping cough * * * Bordetella pertussis …   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-Gengou agar — an agar base containing potato infusion, glycerol, and sodium chloride, enriched with blood, used for the isolation of Bordetella pertussis and B. parapertussis. Called also B G a …   Medical dictionary

  • Bordet-Gengou phenomenon — complement fixation …   Medical dictionary

  • Bordet-Gengou reaction — complement fixation …   Medical dictionary

  • bordet-gengou bacillus — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st B&G : a small ovoid bacillus (Hemophilus pertussis) held to cause whooping cough …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.