Medical Definition of Side-chain theory

1. Ehrlich postulated that cells contained surface extensions or side chains (haptophores) that bind to the antigenic determinants of a toxin (toxophores); after a cell is stimulated, the haptophores are released into the circulation and become the antibodies. See: receptor. Synonym: Ehrlich's postulate. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Side-chain Theory

sidalceas
sidas
siddha
siddhas
siddhi
siddhis
siddow
siddown
siddur
siddurim
siddurs
side
side(a)
side-blotched lizard
side-by-side
side-chain theory (current term)
side-effect
side-effects
side-foot
side-glance
side-lobe
side-lock
side-locks
side-look
side-necked turtle
side-netting
side-saddle
side-scroller
side-scrollers
side-slip

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