acid phosphatase test


acid phosphatase test
   One of the best known and most widely employed techniques for semen identification. This enzyme can be found in the male prostate gland and is sometimes abbreviated as “AP.”

Forensic science glossary. . 2012.

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  • GUTMAN, ALEXANDER B. — GUTMAN, ALEXANDER B. (1902–1973), U.S. physician. Born in New York City, he was educated in the U.S. and Austria. From 1951 he served as director of the department of medicine and physician in chief of New York s Mount Sinai Hospital. On his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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