fetoglobulins

fe·to·glob·u·lins

(fē'tō-glob'yū-linz),
One of a number of proteins of unknown function found in fetal blood. α-Fetoglobulins occurs in small amounts in healthy adults and in larger amounts in the fetus and pregnant mother, especially in the second trimester; elevated levels are also detected in adult patients with liver disease and neoplasms.

fetoglobulins

[fē′tōglob′yəlinz]
proteins found in fetal blood and normally in small amounts in adult blood. The group includes alpha-fetoprotein. In certain diseases, fetoglobulins may be present in adult blood in larger concentrations.

fe·to·glob·u·lins

(fē'tō-glob'yū-linz)
One of several types of proteins found in fetal blood, of unknown function; occur in normal amounts in adults and in larger amounts in the fetus and pregnant mother, especially in the second trimester; elevated levels are also detected in adult patients with liver disease and neoplasms.