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.
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.
A class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response.
One of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts.
- one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts.
One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria.
One of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G.
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.