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Blood coagulation factor

Synonym(s)

  • blood clotting factor
  • clotting factor
  • coagulation factors

Definition(s)

Endogenous substances, usually proteins, that are involved in the blood coagulation process.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Factors in the blood that are essential for blood coagulation. The absence or mutation of these factors can lead to hemophilia and blood clotting disorders.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: November 24, 2014