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opsonize

 [op´sŏ-nīz]
to subject to opsonization.

opsonize

(ŏp′sə-nīz′)
tr.v. opso·nized, opso·nizing, opso·nizes
To make (bacteria or other cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes.

op′so·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

op·so·nize

(op'sŏn-īz)
To prepare microorganisms for phagocytosis and ultimate destruction.
Synonym(s): opsonise.
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However, following intravenous administration, drug-loaded nanocarriers are rapidly opsonised by a variety of proteins, most of them belonging to the complement system, and undergo very rapid clearance via the MPS cells.
Caption: Figure 3: Luminol-detected total ROS production by neutrophils stimulated with (a) PBS (no stimulus), (b) opsonised Staphylococcus aureus, (c) Fusobacterium nucleatum, and (d) PMA (25 nM) in the presence of PBS, ethanol, and Accessions 3, 11, 14, 16, 17, and 24 (n = 10).