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(līg′ănd) [L. ligandus, for binding, to be bound, fr. ligare, to tie, bind]
1. In chemistry, an organic molecule attached to a central metal ion by multiple bonds. 2. Any chemical that binds to a specific receptor site, e.g., on a cell membrane. 3. In immunology, a small molecule bound to another chemical group or molecule.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Ligand." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733758/all/ligand.
Ligand. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733758/all/ligand. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Ligand. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733758/all/ligand
Ligand [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733758/all/ligand.
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