factor V

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Definition of factor V

: a clotting factor produced primarily in the liver that circulates in an inactive form in blood plasma and in its activated form combines with factor X on the surface of platelets to accelerate the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Factor V.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factor%20V. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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factor V

noun
\ -ˈfīv How to pronounce factor V (audio) \

Medical Definition of factor V

: a globulin clotting factor produced primarily in the liver that circulates in an inactive form in blood plasma and in its activated form combines with factor X on the surface of platelets to accelerate the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin

called also accelerator globulin, labile factor, proaccelerin

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