- A dictionary of medical eponyms

Porges-Meier reaction

Alternative eponyms

  • Porges’ reaction
  • Réaction de Porges

Related people

A precipitation test for syphilis.

Description

An early flocculation test for syphilis.

French description: Formation d'un précipité dans un sérum par addition d'une solution de glycocholate de soude. Cette réaction, d'après Porges, ne se produirait que chez les syphilitiques.

Bibliography

    Described by O. Porges, in:
  • Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1908, 45: 731.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.