Resistance of a fluid (e.g., plasma, serum, cerebrospinal fluid) to flow; thickness or stickiness of a fluid
Straw-colored, fluid part of blood and lymph
Abnormal condition in which clones of a single plasma cell or B lymphocyte produce greatly increased amounts of an immunoglobulin molecule; analysis of serum or urine will show a distinct "monoclonal" band, typically in the "gamma" or beta region.
The liquid portion of blood remaining after a clot forms
Also known as: Ig; Antibody; Immune serum globulin; Immune globulin; Gamma globulin 1) Special proteins produced by the body in response to foreign substances including bacteria and viruses; there are five structurally distinct classes of immunoglobulins produced by plasma cells in the bone marrow and other lymphoid tissue that bind to and...
Mature lymphocyte (B cell) that produces and secretes antibodies
An allergic reaction to proteins in a foreign serum, usually in response to an injection; it is characterized by symptoms such as fever, skin rash, pain and swelling in one or more joints, and kidney damage