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Ascoli's meiostagmin reaction

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Physiological-chemical immunity reaction for demonstrating meiostagmins.

Description

Physiological-chemical immunity reaction for demonstrating meiostagmins. The test is based on the change of surface tension when antigen and antibody react with each other in certain dilutions. The test was first described by Wolfgang Weichardt in 1910.

Bibliography

  • M. Ascoli:
    Die spezifische Meiostagminreaktion (eine physkialisch-chemische Immunitätsreaktion).
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1910, 57: 62-63.

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