opsonic index


opsonic index
opsonic index n the ratio of the phagocytic index of a tested serum to that of normal serum taken as the unit

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a measure of opsonic activity determined by the ratio of the number of microorganisms phagocytized by normal leukocytes in the presence of serum from an individual infected by the microorganism, to the number phagocytized in serum from a normal individual.

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