anticomplement

anticomplement

 [an″te-, an″ti-kom´plĕ-ment]
a substance that counteracts the action of a complement.

an·ti·com·ple·ment

(an'tē-kom'plĕ-ment),
A substance that combines with a complement component and neutralizes its action by preventing its union with an antibody.
Synonym(s): antialexin

anticomplement

/an·ti·com·ple·ment/ (-kom´plĕ-ment) a substance that counteracts a complement.

anticomplement

a substance other than an antigen-antibody complex that activates serum complement, resulting in complement fixation.

an·ti·com·ple·ment

(an'tē-kom'plĕ-mĕnt)
A substance that combines with complement and neutralizes its action by preventing its union with an antibody.

anticomplement

a substance that counteracts complement.
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