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 +====== Gammaglobulin ======
 +(1) A major class of immunoglobulins found in the [[blood]], including many of the most common antibodies circulating in the [[blood]]. Also called [[immunoglobulin]] G (IgG).
  
 +(2) Gammaglobulin is a type of [[protein]] found in the [[blood]]. When gammaglobulins are extracted from the blood of many people and combined, they can be used to prevent or treat infections.
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 +Description
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 +Gammaglobulin,​ also known as immunoglobulin,​ immune serum globulin or serum therapy, is injected either into a [[vein]] or into a muscle. When injected into a vein, it produces results more quickly than when injected into a muscle.
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 +===== Gamma globulin, human gamma globulin =====
 +A [[plasma]] [[protein]] containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for [[immune response]]s.
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 +===== Aantibody =====
 +Any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an [[antigen]] which it neutralizes,​ thus producing an immune response.
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 +===== Immune gamma globulin =====
 +A class of proteins produced in [[lymph tissue]] in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.
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 +===== IgA, immunoglobulin A =====
 +One of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins;​ the chief [[antibody]] in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
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 +===== IgD, immunoglobulin D =====
 + - one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins;​ present in blood serum in small amounts.
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 +===== IgE, immunoglobulin E =====
 +One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins;​ present primarily in the [[skin]] and [[mucous membrane]]s.
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 +===== IgG, immunoglobulin G =====
 +One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins;​ the main antibody defense against bacteria.
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 +===== IgM, immunoglobulin M =====
 +One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins;​ involved in fighting blood [[infection]]s and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G.
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 +===== Tetanus immune globulin, tetanus immunoglobulin =====
 +Sterile solution of globulins derived from the blood [[plasma]] of a person who has been immunized for tetanus; provides short-term immunization against tetanus in cases of possible exposure to the tetanus bacillus.
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