Definition: 'Pandy Reaction'
Pandy reactionType: Term
1. a test to determine the presence of proteins (chiefly globulins) in the spinal fluid, by adding one drop of spinal fluid to 1 mL of solution (carbolic acid crystals in distilled water, cresol, or pyrogallic acid); the reaction varies from a faint turbidity to a dense “milky” precipitate according to the degree of protein content.
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