immunoglobulin A


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Related to immunoglobulin A: Immunoglobulin A Deficiency, Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy

immunoglobulin A

[‚im·yə·nō‚gläb·yə·lən ′ā]
(immunology)
A class of immunoglobulins that inhibits the binding of microorganisms to mucosal surfaces; large amounts are found in breast milk, saliva, and gastrointestinal secretions. Abbreviated IgA.