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monomer

 [mon´o-mer]
1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
2. some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or some structural or functional subunit of it, e.g., an individual polypeptide in a multi-subunit protein.
fibrin monomer the material resulting from the action of thrombin on fibrinogen, which then polymerizes to form the fibrin clot.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-mĕr),
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer; for example, ethylene, H2C=CH2, is the monomer of polyethylene, H(CH2)nH.
See also: subunit (1).
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
3. The protein subunit of a protein composed of several loosely associated such units, usually bound noncovalently.
[mono- + -mer]

monomer

/mono·mer/ (mon´o-mer)
1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, capable of reacting to form by repetition a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
2. some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or some structural or functional subunit of it.
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Monomer. Individual amino acids constitute the monomeric building blocks of (polymeric) polypeptides.

monomer

[mon′əmər]
Etymology: Gk, monos + meros, part
1 a molecule that repeats itself to form a polymer, such as a molecule of fibrin monomer that polymerizes to form fibrin in the blood-clotting process. monomeric, adj.
2 a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a dimer, trimer, or polymer.
3 some basic unit of a molecule, either the molecule itself or functional subunit of it.

monomer

A single unit of a multiunit molecule, which are joined to form dimers, trimers and polymers; hydrolysis of polymers yields monomers.

monomer

A single unit of a multiunit molecule, which are joined to form dimers, trimers, polymers; hydrolysis of polymers yields monomers. Cf Polymer.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-měr)
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer.
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.
See: virion
3. The protein subunit of a protein composed of several loosely associated such units, usually noncovalently bound together.

monomer

One of the chemical groups many of which are repetitively linked together to form a POLYMER.

monomer

any molecule that can exist alone or with other similar molecules to form a polymer.

monomer (mˑ·n·mer),

n a single chemical compound that can join with additional, identical molecules to produce a polymer. See also polymer.

mon·o·mer

(mon'ō-měr)
1. The molecular unit that, by repetition, constitutes a large structure or polymer.
2. The protein structural unit of a virion capsid.

monomer (mon´ōmur),

n a single molecule. In commercial resin products, the term applies to the liquid, which is usually a mixture of monomers.
n the unpolymerized monomer remaining in the appliance or restoration after processing.

monomer

1. a simple molecule of relatively low molecular weight, which is capable of reacting chemically with other molecules to form a polymer, in which the monomers are linked by covalent bonds.
2. a single protein molecule that combines with other monomers by hydrogen bonds to form a larger protein.

fibrin monomer
the material resulting from the action of thrombin on fibrinogen, which then polymerizes to form fibrin.
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The mechanism of the bleeding tendency is due to fibrinogen alterations that inhibit fibrinopeptide release or fibrin monomer polymerization, leading to poor clot formation.
Inhibition of fibrin monomer polymerisation by myeloma immunoglobulin.
Bleeding is due to fibrinogen mutations that inhibit fibrinopeptide release or fibrin monomer polymerization.
A novel monoclonal antibody to fibrin monomer and soluble fibrin for the detection of soluble fibrin in plasma.
Thrombin cleaves fibrinogen to form fibrin monomers and release fibrinopeptides A and B.
We therefore studied plasma concentrations of TpP and fibrin monomers (FMs) in patients with suspected AMI.
About Fibrin Degradation Products (FDP) FDP are fragments produced by the action of plasmin on deposited fibrinogen, fibrin monomers, and unstable or stable fibrin, during clot degeneration.
soluble fibrin monomers, fibrin degradation product, or D-dimer) should be ordered.