the complex of iron
, a major form in which iron is stored in the body.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An iron-protein complex, containing up to 23% iron, formed by the union of ferric ions with apoferritin; it is found in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, bone marrow, reticulocytes, and liver, and regulates iron storage and transport from the intestinal lumen to plasma.
See also: apoferritin
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
An iron-containing protein complex, found principally in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, and liver, that functions as the primary form of iron storage in the body.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
ferritin Hematology A major iron storage protein present in small amounts in serum; in healthy adults, serum ferritin reflects the body's iron store, and can be used to detect iron deficiency Ref range ♂ 33-236 ng/mL; ♀, < 40 yrs 12-263 ng/mL; > 40 yrs 11-122 ng/mL; ↓ Ferritin Hypochromic anemia, microcytic anemia. iron deficiency anemia↑ Ferritin Iron overload, hemochromatosis, inflammation, malignancy
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An iron protein complex, containing up to 23% iron, formed by the union of ferric iron with apoferritin; it is found in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, bone marrow, reticulocytes, and liver, and regulates iron storage and transport from the intestinal lumen to plasma.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
ferritin The principal IRON-binding protein of the body. Ferritin acts as an iron store in the liver and other tissues. Each ferritin molecule can hold up to 4500 iron atoms and the amount of iron in ferritin molecules accurately reflects the total iron stores of the body. Ferritin also protects against the toxic effects of excess iron.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
ferritin a conjugated, electron-dense protein concerned in the absorption of iron through the intestinal mucosa. It serves as a storage protein for iron in the liver and spleen.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
A protein found in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow that stores iron.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
An iron protein complex, containing up to 23% iron, formed by the union of ferric iron with apoferritin; it is found in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, bone marrow, reticulocytes, and liver.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about ferritin
Q. My Iron/TIBC tests normal, Ferritin,Serum = 22. Range 22-322. What is the problem? Iron Bind. Cap. ug/dL 324 range 250 - 450
UIBC ug/dL 206 range 150 - 375
Iron, Serum ug/dL 118 range 40 - 155
Iron Saturation % 36 range 15 - 55
Biopsy = Prostate Cancer....PCA high = 10.2
PSA now 8.3
PSA Ultra W/Serial Monitor ...Ultrasenitive = 8.26
A. What makes you think something is not normal? Ferritin values may be low in some people, and iron deficiency is usually defined as ferritin 15. Do you have anemia? Currently, it doesn't seem you have any problem with the iron levels.More discussions about ferritin
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