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fe·to·pro·tein

 (fē′tə-prō′tēn, -tē-ĭn)
n.
Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain cancers or diseases of the liver.
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fetoprotein

(ˈfiːtəʊˌprəʊtiːn)
n
a glycoprotein normally found in a fetus
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Noun1.fetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
AFP, alpha fetoprotein, alpha foetoprotein - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
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fe·to·pro·tein

, alpha (α)-fetoprotein (AFP), gamma (γ)-fetoprotein, beta (β)-fetoprotein
n. fetoproteína, antígeno presente en el feto humano.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Serum Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor size.
A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corporation have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer.
Results of alpha fetoprotein were increased on 8th day (41,648 ng/mL) and 15th day of life (13,974 ng/mL).
Redeker, "Relation of alpha fetoprotein in acute hepatitis to severity and prognosis," Annals of Internal Medicine, vol.
Takagaki et al., "Genetic evolution of alpha fetoprotein producing gastric cancer," Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol.
In 2014, the patient came to our hospital with a palpable, painless mass in the right upper quadrant; liver function tests and level of alpha fetoprotein were normal, and abdominal tomography showed a highly vascularized mass of 10x7x12 cm with irregular contours located in thoracic-abdominal wall at the left lobe of liver, segment 4, with multiple lesions of 2 cm in size adjacent to this lesion in the intra-abdominal and sub-hepatic regions on the right side (Fig.1).
The preoperative alpha fetoprotein level was found to be increased.
a fetoprotein was elevated in 3 cases with yolk sac tumors and one case with malignant teratoma.
In current study a 27-year-old pregnant woman was referred for genetic counseling of abnormal maternal serum screening test at her gestation age of 16 weeks, screening tests were positive for Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) with very low chorionic gonadotropin and normal alpha- fetoprotein levels (Table I).
95% CI Item [beta] p value Lower Upper HCV-RNA by -0.000002 0.119 1.0 1.0 PCR (IU/mL) Alpha- -8.51 0.056 0.00000003 fetoprotein 1.24 (ng/mL) Adiponectin 3.142 0.044 1.095 489.93 (ng/mL) B: regression coefficient; CI: confidence interval.
Ultrasonography and colour Doppler study for the diagnosis of site of placentation along with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein measurement in doubtful cases of placenta accreta seems to benecessary as early diagnosis renders conservative treatment possible.
6- The existence of most risk for Down syndrome on basis of results of Alfa fetoprotein serum check (MSAFP) in alone or with serum free strioul (UE3) and pair gonadotropin hormone (HCG) in low conceptions (below 35 years old).