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determinant

 [de-ter´mĭ-nant]
a factor that establishes the nature of an entity or event.
antigenic determinant a site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which a single antibody molecule binds; generally an antigen has several or many different antigenic determinants and reacts with many different antibodies. Called also epitope.
 Antigens contain antigenic determinants (epitopes) and antibodies contain antibody combining sites (paratopes). From Copstead and Banasik, 2000.
hidden determinant an antigenic determinant located in an unexposed region of a molecule so that it is prevented from interacting with receptors on lymphocytes, or with antibody molecules, and is unable to induce an immune response; it may appear following stereochemical alterations of molecular structure.
immunogenic determinant the part of an immunogenic molecule that interacts with a helper T cell in triggering antibody production as opposed to the antigenic determinant or hapten, which interacts with B cells.

de·ter·mi·nant

(dē-ter'mi-nănt),
The factor that contributes to the generation of a trait.
[L. determans, determining, limiting]

determinant

/de·ter·mi·nant/ (de-ter´mĭ-nent) a factor that establishes the nature of an entity or event.
antigenic determinant  the structural component of an antigen molecule responsible for its specific interaction with antibody molecules elicited by the same or related antigen.
hidden determinant  an antigenic determinant in an unexposed region of a molecule so that it is prevented from interacting with receptors on lymphocytes, or with antibody molecules, and is unable to induce an immune response; it may appear following stereochemical alterations of molecular structure.

determinant

(dĭ-tûr′mə-nənt)
n.
Immunology An epitope.
Epidemiology A factor, event, characteristic, or other definable entity that brings about change in a health condition, or in other defined characteristics
Immunology See Antibody determinant

determinant

Epidemiology A factor, event, characteristic, or other definable entity that brings about change in a health condition, or in other defined characteristics Immunology Antibody determinants. See Antigenic determinant, Public idiotype determinant.

de·ter·mi·nant

(dĕ-tĕr'mi-nănt)
The factor that contributes to the generation of a trait.
[L. determans, determining, limiting]

determinant

a factor that establishes or changes the nature of an entity or event. The factor may be environmental, be a part of the host or its defenses, be single or multiple and be immediate or remote.

allotypic determinant
an antigenic determinant which varies among members of the same species.
antigenic determinant
a structural component of an antigen against which immune responses are made and to which antibody or T cell receptor binds; an antigen such as a protein has many antigenic determinants. Called also epitope.
disease d's
factors which affect the occurrence or rate of ocurrence of a disease.
hidden determinant
an antigenic determinant located in an unexposed region of a molecule so that it is prevented from interacting with receptors on lymphocytes, or with antibody molecules, and is unable to induce an immune response; it may appear following stereochemical alterations of molecular structure.
isotypic determinant
one that occurs in all individuals of the same species.

Patient discussion about determinant

Q. Is it effective to determine the problem? How is the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy done and is it effective to determine the problem?

A. actually it will come with three common symptoms such as : positive pregnancy, abdominal pain or cramp, and bleeding. if you're happened to feel one of those symptoms, i'll suggest you to go see your ob-gyn specialist, then the doctor will do the physical examination on you, and will confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound.

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/49991.php

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