Forssman antigen-antibody reaction(redirected from Forssman reaction)
Fors·sman an·ti·gen-an·ti·bod·y re·ac·tion(fōrs'măn),
the combination of Forssman antibody with heterogenetic antigen of the Forssman type, as in the agglutination of sheep erythrocytes (which contain Forssman antigen) by serum from a person with infectious mononucleosis that contains Forssman antibody.
Synonym(s): Forssman reaction
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