Rh factor


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Synonyms for Rh factor

a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people

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When the foetus' blood mixes with the mother's, which typically occurs during delivery, the mother's body identifies the Rh factor as a foreign substance and begins to produce antibodies against it.
Cavanaugh emphasized the presence of "the RH factor.
Blood is tested for ABO group (blood type) and Rh factor (positive or negative).
You may have heard about Rh factor in connection with pregnancy.
My hearing's toast, a combination of RH factor and scarlet fever as an infant, along with guns, chainsaws, and other power toys later in life.
Several labs have cloned the Rh factor, but no one fully understands its three-dimensional structure.
A cell surface protein first discovered in the blood of Rhesus monkeys, the Rh factor can provoke an immune reaction in people whose blood doesn't normally carry it.
And to study the four different blood types, use simulated samples and let students test them for the Rh factor, blood type and DNA pattern.
The ABORhCard acts as a qualitative in vitro agglutination test that determines both the ABO blood group and Rh factor of an individual in approximately two minutes," said Micronics president Karen Hedine.