ferritin


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fer·ri·tin

 (fĕr′ĭ-tĭn)
n.
An iron-containing protein complex, found principally in the intestinal mucosa, spleen, and liver, that functions as the primary form of iron storage in the body.

ferritin

(ˈfɛrɪtɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a protein that contains iron and plays a part in the storage of iron in the body. It occurs in the liver and spleen
[C20: from ferrite + -in]

fer•ri•tin

(ˈfɛr ɪ tn)

n.
a protein of the liver, spleen, and bone marrow that stores iron for use in metabolism.
[< Czech (1934)]
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Noun1.ferritin - a protein containing 20% iron that is found in the intestines and liver and spleen; it is one of the chief forms in which iron is stored in the body
protein - any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes; "a diet high in protein"
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fer·ri·tin

n. ferritina, una de las formas en que el hierro se almacena en el organismo.

ferritin

n ferritina
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In the absence of inflammation, ferritin is the most sensitive, specific and cost-effective test for iron deficiency [17,18] and can be used alone for confirmation.
Ferritin levels rose rapidly in those treated with intravenous iron and remained significantly higher than those treated with oral iron.
Serum ferritin (ng/mL) and hemoglobin (gm/dl) alongwith hormonal assay of GH (ng/mL), T3 (ng/mL), T4 (ug/dL), TSH (uIU/mL), and kisspeptin (ng/ml) was done.
Objective: To assess the ratio of soluble transferrin receptor to ferritin in different stages of chronic kidney disease.
Materials and Methods: Serum prohepcidin and ferritin levels were determined in 34 patient with TM, 10 patient with Tl, who attended the Department of Pediatric Hematology Adnan Menderes University Medical Faculty and the Department of Pediatrics at Aydin Ataturk State Hospital between 1 September 2006 and 30 September 2007 and 40 control patients without infection/inflammation, hepatitis or liver failure.
The level of ferritin (1630 ng / ml) was high in the case of peripheral dissemination.
Objective: To determine the correlation between serum folic acid, vitamin B12 and ferritin of mother and child and to study various neonatal risk factors as a cause of anemia in children.
Mean Ferritin level was 3924 +- 1247ng/ml in hypothyroid and 3136 +- 1387ng/ml in euthyroid patients indicating a significant difference in mean serum ferritin levels between hypothyroid patients and others.
Among all the listed investigations, the most feasible and readily available investigation for iron status is serum ferritin level because of its cost effectiveness and ready availability in most health facilities around the globe15-17.
Our second child, Daniel, died because his serum ferritin level was very high at 17,000.