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a heterogenetic antibody specific for the Forssman group of heterogenetic antigens.
Fors·sman an·ti·bod·y(fōrs'măn an'tē-bodē)
Molecule found in the blood of patients with infectious mononucleosis.
Forssman,John, Swedish bacteriologist and pathologist, 1868-1947.
Forssman antibody - a heterogenetic antibody specific for the Forssman group of heterogenetic antigens. Synonym(s): heterophil antibody; heterophile antibody
Forssman antigen - the antibody that develops in infectious mononucleosis reacts specifically with the Forssman antigen.
Forssman antigen-antibody reaction - the combination of Forssman antibody with heterogenetic antigen of the Forssman type. Synonym(s): Forssman reaction
Forssman reaction - Synonym(s): Forssman antigen-antibody reaction