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Medical Term:

colloidal gold reaction


Definition: a test (now obsolete) based on precipitation of cerebrospinal fluid protein when mixed with colloidal gold. Abnormalities in this reaction were observed in patients with syphilis, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, and encephalitis.

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