Definition of Fibrin

1. Noun. A white insoluble fibrous protein formed by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen when blood clots; it forms a network that traps red cells and platelets.

Generic synonyms: Protein
Derivative terms: Fibrinous

Definition of Fibrin

1. n. A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood either by decomposition of fibrinogen, or from the union of fibrinogen and paraglobulin which exist separately in the blood. It is insoluble in water, but is readily digestible in gastric and pancreatic juice.

Definition of Fibrin

1. Noun. A white, albuminous, fibrous substance, formed in the coagulation of the blood. ¹

2. Noun. An elastic, insoluble, whitish protein produced by the action of thrombin on fibrinogen and forming an interlacing fibrous network in the coagulation of blood. ¹

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Definition of Fibrin

1. an insoluble protein [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fibrin

1. The insoluble protein formed from fibrinogen by the proteolytic action of thrombin during normal clotting of blood. Fibrin forms the essential portion of the blood clot. (12 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibrin

fibrillation threshold
fibrillatory waves
fibrin (current term)
fibrin-stabilizing factor
fibrin calculus
fibrin degradation products
fibrin destabilase
fibrin fibrinogen degradation products
fibrin foam
fibrin thrombus
fibrin tissue adhesive

Literary usage of Fibrin

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"The condition in which fibrin exists in the blood and other fluids, and the deviation ... From the close resemblance of fibrin to albumen, I was induced to ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"fibrin may be obtained immediately by lashing fresh blood with a bundle of birch-twigs ... In order to free the fibrin from colouring and other matters, ..."

3. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"-läge fibrin-schwarte, /. dense fibrinous exudation, deposit or covering fibrin-strang, m. fasciculus of band of fibrin fibrin-urie, /. passage of fibrin in ..."

4. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"If one wishes to examine pure coagulated fibrin, it is best to heat blood-plasma ... The fibrin prepared in the usual way by beating blood with twigs always ..."

5. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"An increase in the amount of the fibrin network is spoken of as ... In general terms, it may be stated that fibrin PATHOLOGICAL is increased in acute ..."

6. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"There are reasons however why we cannot speak of the ferment as splitting up fibrinogen into fibrin and a globulin; it seems more probable that the ferment ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1842)
"before the manifest existence of disease, and the quantity of fibrin was not found to be increased. "Progress of the disease.—As the disease progresses, ..."

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