clotting factor


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clotting factor

n
(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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Noun1.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 I, fibrinogen - a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots
factor II, prothrombin - a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin
factor III, thrombokinase, thromboplastin - an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot
calcium ion, factor IV - ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood
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
Christmas factor, factor IX - coagulation factor whose absence is associated with hemophilia B
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
factor XIII, fibrinase - in the clotting of blood thrombin catalyzes factor XIII into its active form (fibrinase) which causes fibrin to form a stable clot
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Haemophilia is a bleeding disorder, which impacts male children, where sufferers can bleed for a longer period of time as their blood does not have enough clotting factor eight or clotting factor nine.
People with haemophilia B have deficient blood clotting factor IX activity that results in prolonged or spontaneous bleeding, especially into the muscles, joints or internal organs.
moderate to severe hemophilia is factor replacement therapy, which involves replacing the blood's deficient clotting factor.
When a person without haemophilia bleeds, normal levels of clotting factor - a protein in the blood - causes the blood to clot and the bleeding to stop.
The World Health Organization (WHO) describes hemophilia as a hereditary bleeding disorder due to a partial or total lack of an essential blood clotting factor.
Contract award notice: the concentrate of clotting factor xiii; mark case: zzp-175/16.
Hemophilia A, also called as classical hemophilia or factor VIII deficiency hemophilia, is caused by deficiency of clotting factor VIII.
The most common type of the condition is haemophilia A, where people lack clotting factor FVIII.
They are classified according to which clotting factor is deficient.
Their cardiovascular health was assessed by means of lab tests and physical examinations, to check on blood fats, blood sugars, and blood clotting factor, high levels of which are linked to a raised heart attack and stroke risk.
The incidence of bleeding fell by 2% (1--3%) for every 1% increase in clotting factor concentration.
Because the aPTT remained prolonged 2 days after admission (a total of 7 days after the last dabigatran intake), clotting factor activities were quantified.