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What Is Your Sedrate?

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Updated March 05, 2012

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.

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