tissue factor-bearing microparticle

tissue factor-bearing microparticle

(mī″krō-part′ĭ-kĕl),

TFBM

Any of the pieces of cell membrane released from cancer cells. They stimulate blood clotting and appear to contribute to the hypercoagulable state produced by some malignancies.
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Tumor-derived tissue factor-bearing microparticles are associated with venous thromboembolic events in malignancy.