fibrinogen fibrinogen

Definition(s):

  • (n) a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots

Usage(s):

  1. Fibrin Film, also made of fibrinogen, is used to replace lost dura, the coating of the brain.
  2. There was fibrinogen, raw material from which fibrin film and fibrin foam are made, to close wounds and cover the brain in daring, delicate surgery.

News

  1. Diagnostic to assess clotting disorders in surgery raises new capital

    A medical device company has raised nearly $1.3 million to advance a diagnostic to detect life-threatening bleeding and blood clots, according to a Form D filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. HemoSonics‘ Point of Care Analyzer evaluates the systems that manage clotting: platelets, coagulation factors, fibrinogen and fibrinolytic proteins. The device is being [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  2. Certain inflammatory biomarkers associated with increased risk of COPD exacerbations

    Simultaneously elevated levels of the biomarkers C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and leukocyte count in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were associated with increased risk of having exacerbations, even in those with milder COPD and in those without previous exacerbations, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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