anti-D

anti-D

 
antibody against D antigen, the most immunogenic of the antigenic markers of the Rh blood group. Commercial preparations of anti-D, Rh0 (D) immune globulin, are administered to Rh-negative women following the birth of Rh-positive infants in order to prevent incompatibility of maternal blood with the D-antigen, which may cause erythroblastosis fetalis in a subsequent pregnancy. Called also anti-Rh0.

anti-D

/an·ti-D/ antibody against D antigen, the most immunogenic of the Rh antigens. Commercial preparations of anti-D, Rh0(D) immune globulin, are administered to Rh-negative women following the birth of an Rh-positive baby in order to prevent maternal alloimmunization against the D antigen, which may cause hemolytic disease of the newborn in a subsequent pregnancy. Called also anti-Rh0.
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