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(Biochemistry) any one of a group of substances, including factor VIII, the presence of which in the blood is essential for blood clotting to occur. Also called: coagulation factor
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|Noun||1.||clotting factor - any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation|
plasma protein - any of the proteins in blood plasma
factor III, thrombokinase, thromboplastin - an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot
cothromboplastin, factor VII, proconvertin, stable factor - a coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K
antihaemophilic factor, antihaemophilic globulin, antihemophilic factor, antihemophilic globulin, factor VIII, Hemofil - a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A
factor X, prothrombinase - coagulation factor that is converted to an enzyme that converts prothrombin to thrombin in a reaction that depends on calcium ions and other coagulation factors
factor XI, plasma thromboplastin antecedent - coagulation factor whose deficiency results in a hemorrhagic tendency
factor XII, Hageman factor - coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood
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