American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A procedure that measures minute amounts of a substance, such as a hormone or drug, by quantitating the binding, or the inhibition of binding, of a radiolabeled substance to an antibody.
- n. A procedure that uses the binding of a radioactively labeled substance to an antibody in order to analyze minute amounts of biological compounds
- n. immunoassay of a substance that has been radioactively labeled
- radio- + immunoassay (Wiktionary)
“She and a younger colleague, Solomon Berson, developed methods for the radioimmunoassay -- an analytic tool that allows investigators to survey minute quantities of hormones, viruses, and chemicals in human beings.”
“Rosalyn Yalow (1921 -), "medical physicist" who "won a Nobel prize for her work developing the radioimmunoassay technique”
“These initial experiments led to the discovery of radioimmunoassay (RIA), an ingenious application of nuclear physics in clinical medicine.”
“The hospital signed a new contract with them for our complex chem and radioimmunoassay work.”
“We used to send all our GC-MS and radioimmunoassay tests to BloodTek, in Portland.”
“Protecting human health in terms of the application of radioimmunoassay in medical diagnosis.”
“Particularly important was the establishment of a radioimmunoassay for somatostatin by Dr. Arimura.”
“Thus the era of radioimmunoassay (RIA) can be said to have begun in 1959.”
“HBV radioimmunoassay we had invented, and improved further when more sensitive and convenient tests developed by other laboratories became available.”
“From 1950 until his untimely death in 1972, Dr. Solomon Berson was joined with me in this scientific adventure and together we gave birth to and nurtured through its infancy radioimmunoassay, a powerful tool for determination of virtually any substance of biologic interest.”
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