erythrocyte sedimentation rate

ESR. The distance red blood cells travel in one hour in a sample of blood as they settle to the bottom of a test tube. The sedimentation rate is increased in inflammation, infection, cancer, rheumatic diseases, and diseases of the blood and bone marrow. Also called ESR and sedimentation rate.

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  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — noun the rate at which red blood cells settle out in a tube of blood under standardized conditions; a high rate usually indicates the presence of inflammation • Syn: ↑ESR, ↑sedimentation rate, ↑sed rate • Hypernyms: ↑rate …   Useful english dictionary

  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — (ESR) the rate at which erythrocytes precipitate out from a well mixed specimen of venous blood, measured by the distance the top of the column of erythrocytes falls in a given time interval under specified conditions; an increase in rate is… …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — noun The rate at which red blood cells precipitate in an hour; a screening test used to test for various conditions. Abbreviated as ESR …   Wiktionary

  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — see ESR …   Medical dictionary

  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — laboratory blood test …   English contemporary dictionary

  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate — see ESR …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Westergren erythrocyte sedimentation rate — Wes·ter·gren erythrocyte sedimentation rate ves tər grən n sedimentation rate of red blood cells determined by the Westergren method called also Westergren sedimentation rate Westergren Alf Vilhelm (1891 1968) Swedish physician. In 1921 in an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Соэ, Роэ (Esr), Скорость Оседания Эритроцитов (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) — скорость, с которой оседают эритроциты, измеренная при стандартных условиях. СОЭ увеличивается, если в плазме крови возрастает содержание ряда белков (это может возникнуть при воспалении, ревматизме, хронических инфекционных заболеваниях, а также …   Медицинские термины

  • Sedimentation rate — A blood test that detects and monitors inflammation in the body. It measures the rate at which red blood cells (RBCs) in a test tube separate from blood serum over time, becoming sediment in the bottom of the test tube. The sedimentation rate… …   Medical dictionary

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