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Recent Examples on the Web Hemophilia A is the more common of the two and is caused by a gene mutation that results in a defective form of blood coagulation factor VIII. Rebekah Tuchscherer, Science | AAAS, "New fusion protein treatment holds promise for people with ‘royal’ clotting disorder," 9 Sep. 2020 University of Alabama researchers will conduct two trials to see whether the drug might help keep COVID-19 patients from becoming critically ill by righting the balance of coagulation factors. Melissa Healystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Drugs for heartburn, gout and depression now being tested as coronavirus treatments," 2 May 2020 Because the treatment seemed safe, Alkahest now wants to launch another trial that will use just the fraction of the blood plasma that contains growth factors, but not coagulation factors and other components that may do more harm than good. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Blood from young people does little to reverse Alzheimer’s in first test," 1 Nov. 2017

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1887, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of coagulation factor

: clotting factor Acquired deficiency of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors has been reported in some patients after abdominal surgery who were not eating and were concomitantly treated with antibiotics.— Kenji Niiya et al., The Journal of the American Medical Association, 12 Aug. 1983

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