fetoprotein


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fe·to·pro·tein

 (fē′tə-prō′tēn, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain cancers or diseases of the liver.

fetoprotein

(ˈfiːtəʊˌprəʊtiːn)
n
a glycoprotein normally found in a fetus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
AFP, alpha fetoprotein, alpha foetoprotein - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
Translations

fe·to·pro·tein

, alpha (α)-fetoprotein (AFP), gamma (γ)-fetoprotein, beta (β)-fetoprotein
n. fetoproteína, antígeno presente en el feto humano.
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Ultrasonography and colour Doppler study for the diagnosis of site of placentation along with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein measurement in doubtful cases of placenta accreta seems to benecessary as early diagnosis renders conservative treatment possible.
6- The existence of most risk for Down syndrome on basis of results of Alfa fetoprotein serum check (MSAFP) in alone or with serum free strioul (UE3) and pair gonadotropin hormone (HCG) in low conceptions (below 35 years old).
1-2) Over the same period, the patients' elevated alpha fetoprotein (AFP) level decreased, despite not receiving any known conventional or unconventional treatment for his malignancy.
Sampling of maternal serum for a decreased level of alpha fetoprotein, a test available since the mid-1980s.
Results of testing for tumor-associated antigens, such as carcinoembryonic antigen, carcinoma antigen 19-9, prostatic specific antigen, and alpha fetoprotein, were negative.
The test involves measuring the amount of one or all three substances signifying pregnancy, such as alpha fetoprotein, in blood taken from a pregnant woman to determine the risk of giving birth to a fetus with Down's syndrome and other congenital birth defects.
ThioBridge(TM) linker to attach cytotoxic payloads to alpha fetoprotein
Serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP), beta human chorionic gonadotropin ([beta]-HCG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels were normal.
The first case was of a 20-year-old woman at 19 weeks' gestation who presented with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) elevated by 4.
It is possible to compare the precision of hCG in the ICP with that found in the second-trimester CAP fetoprotein survey.
The study findings indicate that colchicine prevents or delays the development of HCC independent of factors such as age, platelet count, alpha fetoprotein levels, and transaminase levels.