rhesus factor


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a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people

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The injection contains antibodies to Rhesus factor, which destroy any of the baby's blood cells that may have entered the woman before they have a chance to sensitise her.
Other clear examples of medical progress without animal experiments include: the introduction of anaesthetics such as chloroform, ether, and nitrous oxide: understanding of sterile techniques in surgery' understanding of the blood groups, Rhesus factor and circulation' introduction of beta blockers for blood pressure, digitalis for heart failure, morphine as a pain killer, nitrite drugs for angina, and quinine for malaria.
One area in which fetal cells and DNA are proving clinically useful is in the diagnosis of Rhesus factor D.
So, regardless of your blood type or rhesus factor, as soon as you donate your kidney you will receive the money from the association treasury.