AFP

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AFP

abbr.
alpha-fetoprotein

afp

abbreviation for
(Biochemistry) alpha-fetoprotein

AFP

alpha-fetoprotein.
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Noun1.AFP - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)AFP - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
fetoprotein, foetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
Translations

AFP

afp N ABBR =alpha-fetoproteinAFP f
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The legislation will also likely include funds for counseling prospective parents who receive disturbing findings from genetic tests, such as the alpha-fetoprotein test which detects Down syndrome; additional funds for domestic violence centers; and an "informed consent" provision that requires health facilities receiving federal funds to offer counseling and information on the abortion procedure to women considering termination of their pregnancy.