Antigens



Immunology. any substance that can stimulate the production of and combine specifically with them.
Pharmacology. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of .
antigens of a particular type collectively.
Historical Examples

I have a batch of antigens here that will make you sick as a beast for at least a day.
Deathworld Harry Harrison

antigens were considered by Ehrlich to be proteins or to be related to proteins.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

antigens were diluted with 0.9 per cent phosphate-buffered saline solution.
Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup

In these antigens he could detect only fatty acids or salts of fatty acids.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

Formolization of the antigens was necessary as a means of preventing denaturation of the proteins by enzymatic activity.
Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup

These extracts were carefully processed and were used as antigens.
Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae William B. Stallcup

The kind of antibody and the manner of its action will differ with the different kinds of antigens used.
The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey

noun
a substance that stimulates the production of antibodies
n.

“substance that causes production of an antibody,” 1908, from German Antigen, from French antigène (1899), from anti- (see anti-) + Greek -gen (see -gen).

antigen an·ti·gen (ān’tĭ-jən)
n.
Any of various substances, including toxins, bacteria, and the cells of transplanted organs, that when introduced into the body stimulate the production of antibodies. Also called allergen, immunogen.
an’ti·gen’ic (-jěn’ĭk) adj.
antigen
(ān’tĭ-jən)
A substance that stimulates the production of an antibody when introduced into the body. Antigens include toxins, bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. Compare antibody. See Note at blood type.
antigens [(an-ti-juhnz)]

Substances that are foreign to the body and cause the production of antibodies. Toxins, invading bacteria and viruses, and the cells of transplanted organs can all function as antigens.

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