fibrinogen

[fahy-brin-uh-juhn]
noun Biochemistry.
a globulin occurring in blood and yielding fibrin in blood coagulation.

Origin:
1870–75; fibrino- + -gen

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fibrinogen (fɪˈbrɪnədʒən)
 
n
a soluble protein, a globulin, in blood plasma, converted to fibrin by the action of the enzyme thrombin when blood clots
 
fibrinogenic
 
adj
 
fibrinogenous
 
adj

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fibrinogen fi·brin·o·gen (fī-brĭn'ə-jən)
n.
A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood and is converted to fibrin by thrombin and ionized calcium. Also called factor I.

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fibrinogen   (fī-brĭn'ə-jən)  Pronunciation Key 
A protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood. It is converted to fibrin by the action of thrombin in the presence of calcium ions.
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Specifically, serum is the fluid part of blood after a substance called fibrinogen has been removed by clotting.
The test employs a customized antibody that attaches to a protein called fibrinogen in blood plasma and allows it to be measured.
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