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Any of a class of proteins present in the serum and cells of the immune system, that function as antibodies.
- ‘Antibodies, or Y-shaped immunoglobulins, are proteins found in the blood where they help to fight against foreign substances called antigens.’
- ‘Breast milk contains a range of antimicrobial proteins, including immunoglobulins, lysozyme, and lactoferrin.’
- ‘The passive transmission of various antibodies from intravenous immunoglobulin has been reported.’
- ‘Polyclonal immunoglobulins and other serum proteins were present in his urine.’
- ‘Each whey product varies in the amount of protein, carbohydrates, immunoglobulins, lactose, minerals, and fat in the finished product.’
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