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what is an immune globulin?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige.

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Whats immune globulin needed for?

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Immune deficiency: The most common use for immunoglobulin therapy is immunodeficiency due to lack of protective levels of igg antibodies.
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What is immune globulin ig?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Protein, antibody: An immunoglobulin, also called an antibody, is a protein that binds susbtances to eliminate or neutralize them. Most of immunoglobulins are in the blood, but also in the lining of the respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. Immunoglobulins are produced with small variations that allow them to bind the millions of different microbes. There are 5 types; igg, igm, iga, IgD and ige.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: immune globulin?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Immune globulin: The immune globulins are a class of blood proteins elaborated by the immune system to fight infection, and then remember the antigens of the infecting agent to use for future protection from reinfection.

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