factor VIII

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factor VIII

n.
A protein substance in blood plasma that is an essential part of the blood-clotting process. Most cases of hemophilia are caused by a genetic defect that leads to a deficiency of this factor. Also called antihemophilic factor.

factor VIII

n
(Biochemistry) a protein that participates in the clotting of blood. It is extracted from donated serum and used in the treatment of the commonest type of haemophilia, in which it is absent

factor VIII


n.
an enzyme of blood plasma that is essential to normal blood clotting: lacking or deficient in hemophiliacs.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.factor VIII - a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia Afactor VIII - 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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