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Commercial preparations of human fibrinogen are used to restore blood fibrinogen levels to normal after extensive surgery, or to treat diseases and hemorrhagic conditions that are complicated by afibrinogenemia.
fibrinogen/fi·brin·o·gen/ (fi-brin´o-jen) coagulation factor I.
fibrinogenCoagulation factor I, factor I Hematology A soluble 340 kD plasma glycoprotein required for normal platelet function and wound healing; it is converted into fibrin in the common pathway of coagulation, and provides physical scaffolding for permanent hemostatic plugs, which is orchestrated under thrombin's baton; fibrinogen is an 'acute phase reactant,' which may be markedly ↑ in various types of nonspecific stimuli–eg, inflammation, hemostatic stress, pregnancy, autoimmune diseases; it is ↑ in hyperfibrinogenemia; ↓ in afibrinogenemia
fibrinogenA protein in the blood that is converted to FIBRIN by the action of THROMBIN in the presence of ionized calcium, thereby bringing about coagulation of blood.
fibrina large, soluble protein found in BLOOD PLASMA that is formed in the liver and is converted to insoluble fibrin by the enzyme thrombin during the process of BLOOD CLOTTING.
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