Definition: A sedrate, also referred to as the erythrocyte sedimentation rate or ESR, is a test used to diagnose nonspecific inflammation. The test measures the rate at which red blood cells fall to the bottom of a tube over time. An elevated sedrate corresponds to increased inflammation in the body. (Full Explanation of Sedimentation Rate)
Also Known As: ESR, sedimentation rate, sedrate
Common Misspellings: ERS
Examples:The doctor ordered a sedrate.