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Agglutinogen

Definition

noun, plural: agglutinogens

Any substance that acts as an antigen to stimulate production of specific agglutinin.


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Agglutinogens in the blood are proteins existing on the surface of every red blood cell in the body. The kind of agglutinogens present on the red blood cells helps determine the blood type of a person. If a person has blood type A, his red blood cells are studded with agglutinogens A only. If blood type B, the agglutinogens present are only agglutinogens B. If blood type AB, both agglutinogens A and B are present. In blood type O, there are no agglutinogens on the surface of the red blood cells.


Word origin: agglutin(in) + -gen (production).

Synonym: agglutogen.
Compare: agglutinin.
See also: agglutination.


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... whereas blood clotting also known as coagulation. Agglutination is when blood corpuscles are bond together by the presence of their antibody (agglutinogen-agglutinin reaction). Coagulation is when blood corpuscles are trapped in fibrin network resulted from wounds that break vessels.

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:15 am
 
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Matching blood groups

... O. You also must remeber: blood clotting occurs when the receiver produces agglutinins against the donated bloodgroup --> O doesn't contain any agglutinogen and therefore can be donated to blood type A patient (which produces agglutinine B but there's no agglutinogen B in blood type O ) --> ...

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by biostudent84
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
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Matching blood groups

... O. You also must remeber: blood clotting occurs when the receiver produces agglutinins against the donated bloodgroup --> O doesn't contain any agglutinogen and therefore can be donated to blood type A patient (which produces agglutinine B but there's no agglutinogen B in blood type O ) --> ...

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by sdekivit
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:41 pm
 
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Matching blood groups

Blood type O has no agglutinogens, BUT it HAS agglutinins a and b!!! Blood type A has agglutinogen A and agglutinin b. In the scenario of O giving to A why don't the agglutinin a (from blood O) and aglutinogen A (from blood type A) ...

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by zenith_beth
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:18 pm
 
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Matching blood groups

you can remember: A has agglutinogen A and there doesn't produce agglutinine A but produces agglutinine B B has agglutinogen B and therefore produces agglutinine A AB produces no agglutinine and O both therefore O can only receive O because ...

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by sdekivit
Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
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