Pronunciation: im'yu-no-flor-es'ens, i-myu'no-
An immunohistochemical technique using labeling of antibodies by a fluorescent dye to identify antigenic material specific for the labeled antibody. Specific binding of antibody can be determined microscopically through the production of a characteristic visible light by the application of ultraviolet rays to the preparation.
See Also: fluorescent antibody technique
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.