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Bodansky unit

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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.


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

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