fibrinogen

noun

fi·​brin·​o·​gen fī-ˈbri-nə-jən How to pronounce fibrinogen (audio)
: a plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation

Examples of fibrinogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strickland’s lab is developing antibodies that target just one of these pathways: the one that involves fibrinogen. Sara Reardon, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2023 But elevated fibrinogen seemed to correlate with brain fog whether or not a person previously had COVID, which indicated that cognitive problems caused by other conditions may also involve fibrinogen. Sara Reardon, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2023 Besides supporting normal blood vitamin D, LDL and total cholesterol, CRP, and fibrinogen levels, research suggests that L. reuteri NCIMB 30242 may have beneficial effects for people who absorb too much and produce too little cholesterol, also known as cholesterol hyperabsorbers. Douglas Maroney, Discover Magazine, 3 Dec. 2021 For instance, estrogen increases the activity of fibrinogen, a blood plasma protein that promotes coagulation. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, 12 Aug. 2020 Meanwhile another venom protein, disintegrin, acted as a magnet to my platelets and fibrinogen, molecular components that help blood clot. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, 20 June 2018 In this complex process known as a coagulation cascade, an enzyme in your blood called thrombin allows a protein called fibrinogen to form a net-like structure that hardens and contracts. Korin Miller, SELF, 15 Dec. 2017 Exactly what will be in thread, Page isn’t quite sure — maybe collagens, maybe fibrinogens. Noah Shachtman, WIRED, 25 Mar. 2009

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First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fibrinogen was in 1872

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“Fibrinogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fibrinogen. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

fibrinogen

noun
fi·​brin·​o·​gen fī-ˈbrin-ə-jən How to pronounce fibrinogen (audio)
: a protein that is produced in the liver, is present especially in blood plasma, and is changed into fibrin during the clotting of blood

Medical Definition

fibrinogen

noun
fi·​brin·​o·​gen fī-ˈbrin-ə-jən How to pronounce fibrinogen (audio)
: a plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation

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