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adsorbent

 [ad-sorb´ent]
1. pertaining to or characterized by adsorption.
2. a substance that attracts other materials or particles to its surface.
gastrointestinal adsorbent a substance, usually a powder, taken to adsorb gases, toxins, and bacteria in the stomach and intestines. Examples include activated charcoal and kaolin.

ad·sorb·ent

(ad-sōr'bĕnt),
1. A substance that adsorbs, that is, a solid substance endowed with the property of attaching other substances to its surface without any covalent bonding, for example, activated charcoal.
2. An antigen or antibody used in immune adsorption.

ad·sorb·ent

(ad-sōr'bĕnt)
1. A solid substance with the property of attaching other substances to its surface without covalent bonding.
2. An antigen or antibody used in immune adsorption.

ad·sorb·ent

(ad-sōr'bĕnt)
1. Substance that adsorbs, i.e., a solid substance endowed with the property of attaching other substances to its surface without any covalent bonding, e.g., activated charcoal.
2. An antigen or antibody used in immune adsorption.