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a substance that participates in a chemical reaction, esp a substance that is present at the start of the reaction
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a technical term for any of the substances that enter into a chemical reaction. Reactants used in laboratory work are called chemical reagents.

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A substance that reacts with another one to produce a new set of substances (products).
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On August 5, the patient was transferred back to ID ward, and because of the onset of fever, poor tolerance of antibiotic therapy, and increase of acute phase reactants, we requested susceptibility testing for ceftazidime/avibactam (C/A) to our Bacteriology Laboratory.
Keywords: Acute phase reactants, Inflammation, Rheumatoid arthritis.
Being an acute phase reactant, a high ferritin level secondary to subclinical inflammation in overweight and obese people may mask an underlying iron deficiency.
Serum WBC, CRP, and procalcitonin levels are the most widely studied acute phase reactants in child and adult CAP cases (5).
Elevation of acute phase reactants is useful for the diagnosis and for defining disease activity (6).
Since the SAAKO mice do not express the major mouse acute phase isoforms SAA1.1 and SAA2.1, we assessed the expression of serum amyloid P component (SAP), another major acute phase reactant in mice.
* the acute phase reactant, C-reactive protein, which binds to the C-polysaccharide of many bacteria, promoting phagocytosis
Our results suggest that measurement of both these sensitive acute phase reactants enhances the utility of monitoring the acute phase response for clinical management and prognosis.
These results suggest that MPV exhibits negative acute phase reactant characteristics.
It involves accumulation of plaque (comprising of colonies of bacteria, which stick on the tooth surface as a film).1,2 IL-6 being an acute phase reactant is also considered a proinflammatory cytokine, which is involved in the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease through autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine mechanisms.3
CRP is an acute phase reactant that starts rising within 6 hours of an insult (including acute pancreatitis) under influence of Interleukin-6 , peaks at around 48 hours and then declines with a half- life of 19 hours8.

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