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ABO system

Definition of the noun abo system

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  1. a classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O

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Google previewA Dictionary of Forensic Science (2012)

by Suzanne Bell

The ABO system consists of antigens found on the outer surfaces of red blood cells (also called erythrocytes and commonly abbreviated to RBCs) and corresponding *antibodies in the serum. The approximate frequencies (UK and USA) are A: ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

The ABO system is of prime importance in blood transfusions. The Rhesus (Rh) system is esp. important in obstetrics. There are about 30 Rh antigens. SEE: illus. ; Rh factor. The population can be phenotypically divided into four ABO blood ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

The ABO system is also important because it can be used in paternity suits to rule out whether a man is the father of a certain child or not. abomasum : The fourth stomach of the cow. The abomasums of suckling calves are used as a source of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. R├ędei

The ABO system has also a limited use in forensic medicine in paternity suites, in typing bloodstains, semen and saliva in criminal cases. Immunologically active forms may be recovered in old ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

ABO system One of the most important human *blood group systems. The system is based on the presence or absence of *antigens A and B on the surface of red blood cells and *antibodies against these in blood serum.

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

There are more than 30 blood group systems, one of the most important of which is the ABO system. This system is based on the presence or absence of antigens A and B: blood of groups A and B contains antigens A and B, respectively; ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

There are more than 30 blood group systems, one of the most important of which is the ABO system. This system is based on the presence or absence of antigens A and B: blood of groups A and B contains antigens A and B, respectively; ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

The ABO system, discovered in 1900, assigns human blood to four groups, A (42 % of the population), B (9%), AB (3%), and O (46%), based on the presence or absence of certain molecular groups (antigens), called A and B, on the surface of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

There are more than 30 blood group systems, of which two of the most important are the ABO system and the Rhesus system. The ABO system is based on the presence or absence of *antigens A and B: blood of groups A and B contains ...

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