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Abderhalden's reaction I

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A blood serum test for pregnancy, based on the demonstration of so called protective ferments (German: Abderhalden Abwehrfermente) in the urine. This test is now obsolete and has been replaced by other more reliable tests. Developed by Abderhalden in 1912.


    E. Abderhalden:
  • Schutzfermente des tierischen Organismus. Berlin, 1912; 5th edition, 1922 entitled: Die Abderhaldensche Reaktion. Translated into English, French, Russian, and Spanish.

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