Definition of Cephalin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) a phospholipid found particularly in the cells of nervous tissue; it is also the primary phospholipid in bacteria ¹

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Definition of Cephalin

1. a bodily chemical [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cephalin

1. A term formerly applied to a group of phosphatidic esters resembling lecithin but containing either 2-ethanolamine or l-serine in the place of choline; these are now known as phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine. They are widely distributed in the body, especially in the brain and spinal cord, and are used as local haemostatics and as reagents in liver function test. Synonym: kephalin. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cephalin

cephalic angle
cephalic arterial rami
cephalic fin
cephalic fins
cephalic flexure
cephalic index
cephalic pole
cephalic presentation
cephalic reflexes
cephalic tetanus
cephalic triangle
cephalic vein
cephalic version
cephalin (current term)
cephalo-oculocutaneous telangiectasia
cephalo-orbital index
cephalocaudal axis
cephalocaudal trend

Literary usage of Cephalin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1918)
"My interpretation of these results was that the active substance in tissue extracts is probably cephalin, but in the normal tissues the cephalin is ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"After concentrating the benzene solution the cephalin was precipitated by ... The final product was a yellow-white powder which will be called cephalin (o). ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"Brain cephalin has been investigated to det. whether the compn. is const, ... The liberation of free cephalin from the Pb salt and the reconversion of the ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"According to these investigators the cephalin of the human brain is a ... Besides these two fatty acids cephalin also contains an unsat^ urated fatty acid, ..."

5. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"This preparation is replaceable by Levene's cephalin. Rapid coagulation is produced ... True cephalin will not produce this result, but aids the action of ..."

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