heterophilic


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heterophilic

 [het″er-o-fil´ik]
1. having affinity for other antigens or antibodies besides the one for which it is specific.
2. staining with a type of stain other than the usual one.

heterophilic

/het·ero·phil·ic/ (het″er-o-fil´ik)
1. having affinity for antigens or antibodies other than the one for which it is specific.
2. staining with a type of stain other than the usual one.

heterophilic

adjective Referring to heterophilia, see there.

heterophilic

1. having affinity for other antigens or antibodies besides the one for which it is specific, i.e. cross-reactive.
2. staining with a type of stain other than the usual one.
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From a theoretical perspective, one can infer that despite the likely existence of high heterophilic relations, indicated by the presence of thirteen groups in his network, no good friends are in the group with the highest density of relations, which reduces the increase of the existing social capital.
Throughout the dermis, small perivascular to interstitial heterophilic and pleocellular infiltrates were present.
Human anti-species and heterophilic antibody interference against reagent antibodies has been well documented, and other interfering antibodies have also been reported, (1-3) Misdiagnosis, subsequent inappropriate treatment, and adverse consequences for the patient can result from interferences yielding false results.
Histopathologically it was characterized by congestion, oedema, mononuclear and heterophilic cell infiltration in the dermal layer.
Expression of CD6, a heterophilic receptor for ALCAM expressed mainly in lymphocytes, has not been determined in the uterine endometrium or conceptuses in pigs so far, but it is possible that ALCAM may recruit and activate endometrial lymphocytes.
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Human heterophilic antibodies against equine immunoglobulins: assessment of their role in the early adverse reactions to antivenom administration.
The 13 chapters on therapeutic drug monitoring discuss such issues as monitoring free drug concentration; analytical techniques for measuring concentrations of therapeutic drugs in biological fluids; the pre-analytical phase of drug testing; the effect of hemolysis, high bilirubin, lipemia, paraproteins, and system factors on therapeutic drug monitoring; interferences with measurement of anticonvulsants; pitfalls in measuring antidepressant drugs; immunosuppressive drugs; therapeutic monitoring in HIV/AIDS; pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine; interference of heterophilic and other antibodies in measurement of therapeutic drugs by immunoassays; and drug-herb and drug-food interactions and their impact on drug monitoring.