Definition of Fibrinogen

1. Noun. A protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots.

Exact synonyms: Factor I
Generic synonyms: Clotting Factor, Coagulation Factor

Definition of Fibrinogen

1. n. An albuminous substance existing in the blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation.

Definition of Fibrinogen

1. Noun. A protein that in humans plays a part in the forming of clots. ¹

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Definition of Fibrinogen

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Medical Definition of Fibrinogen

1. Soluble plasma protein (340 kD, 46 nm long), composed of 6 peptide chains (2 each of A_, B_ and _) and present at about 2-3 mg/ml. (12 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fibrinogen

fibrin-stabilizing factor
fibrin calculus
fibrin degradation products
fibrin destabilase
fibrin fibrinogen degradation products
fibrin foam
fibrin thrombus
fibrin tissue adhesive
fibrinogen (current term)
fibrinogen-fibrin conversion syndrome
fibrinoid necrosis

Literary usage of Fibrinogen

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1. 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)
"As the lower limit for globulins lies between 2'7 and 3'l, Reye obtains fibrinogen by adding to 100 parts of plasma 40 parts of saturated ammonium-sulphate ..."

2. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"It is generally admitted that the essential constituent of the clot-—namely, the fibrin—is formed from the fibrinogen normally present in the plasma, ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"Si far it seems clear that there does exist a proteid body, fibrinogen, ... fibrinogen and fibrin have about the same elementary composition, ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"fibrinogen and fibrin have about the same elementary composition, fibrin containing ... When fibrinogen is converted into fibrin by means of fibrin ferment, ..."

5. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1918)
"a temperature of heat coagulation of 65° to 66° C., and like fibrinogen is salted out of its solution by half saturation with sodium chloride. ..."

6. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"It was not supposed that the intestine formed the fibrinogen from its own peculiar tissues, except, perhaps, the lymph tissues, but that the fibrinogen came ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"fibrinogen The experiments of Doyon, Nolf and their associates indicated that the liver is a normal site of fibrinogen formation. When in animals the liver ..."

8. Chemistry of the Proteids by Gustav Mann (1906)
"Magnesium sulphate and sodium chloride - salt out fibrinogen even before complete ... Hammarsten obtains his pure fibrinogen by the addition of an equal ..."

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