Bodansky unit

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A measure of phosphatase concentration in the blood.

Description

A measure of phosphatase concentration in the blood based on the activity of phosphatase incubated for a given period in a particular buffered substrate.
This was the first test of measuring a specific quantity of blood alkaline phosphatase as a measure of bone activity. The method is no longer used.

We thank Baynon McDowell for information submitted.

Bibliography

Bodansky published reports on determining the phosphataseconcentration in blood in 1932 and 1933.

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