a nonspecific antibody, evoked during syphilitic infections, which combines with cardiolipin in the presence of lecithin and cholesterol; it is not an anti-treponema antibody.
Wassermann,August P. von, German bacteriologist, 1866-1925.
provocative Wassermann test - an obsolete test of historical interest only.
Wassermann antibody - evoked during syphilitic infection.
Wassermann reaction - Synonym(s): Wassermann test
Wassermann test - a complement-fixation test used in the diagnosis of syphilis. Synonym(s): Wassermann reaction