antihemophilic factor

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an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor

 (ăn′tē-hē′mə-fĭl′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
n. Abbr. AHF
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Noun1.antihemophilic factor - a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia Aantihemophilic factor - a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A
clotting factor, coagulation factor - any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation
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Alphanate contains the clotting proteins factor VIII (antihemophilic factor) and VWF, and minimizes the risk of hemorrhage by temporarily increasing the plasma level of factor VIII, an essential cofactor in activation of factor X that leads to thrombin and fibrin formation.
I am excited to be joining Alpha Therapeutic at this important point in time, as we are preparing to launch Alphanate for the new indication in von Willebrand disease in addition to finalizing launch plans for intravenous alpha-1 PI and development plans for a future inhaled product that will significantly improve the quality of life for alpha-1 patients," noted Tom Speace.
Should symptoms occur, treatment with ALPHANATE should be discontinued, and emergency treatment should be sought.