noun Date: 1965 any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions

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  • fetoprotein — noun any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer • Syn: ↑foetoprotein • Hypernyms: ↑antigen • Hyponyms: ↑alpha fetoprotein, ↑alpha foetoprotein, ↑AFP * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fetoprotein — Alpha 1 Fetoprotein (AFP) ist ein Glykoprotein, das nur während der Embryonalentwicklung im Laufe der Schwangerschaft vom entodermalen Gewebe gebildet wird. Unübliche Konzentrationen von AFP im Fruchtwasser und im mütterlichen Blutserum gelten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fetoprotein — noun Any of several antigens produced in a developing embryo, of which the most common is alpha fetoprotein …   Wiktionary

  • Fetoprotein — Fe|to|pro|te|in, eigtl. α Fetoprotein [lat. fetus = Gebären, Leibesfrucht, Spross]: im embryonalen Serum nachweisbares Glykoprotein, dessen überproportionales Auftreten im Schwangerenserum als Indiz für Fruchtschädigungen, im Serum von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • fetoprotein — fe·to·pro·tein or chiefly Brit foe·to·pro·tein .fēt ō prō .tēn, prōt ē ən n any of several fetal antigens present in the adult in some abnormal conditions esp ALPHA FETOPROTEIN …   Medical dictionary

  • fetoprotein — fe·to·pro·tein (fē tə prōʹtēn, tē ĭn) n. Any of several antigens normally present in a fetus and occurring abnormally in adults as a result of certain neoplastic conditions or diseases of the liver. * * * …   Universalium

  • fetoprotein — n. examination performed on pregnant women in order to locate fetal defects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fetoprotein — fe·to·protein …   English syllables

  • Fetoprotein, alpha- (AFP) — AFP is a plasma protein that is normally produced by the fetus. It serves as the basis for some valuable tests. AFP is manufactured principally in the fetus s liver and, also, in the fetal gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the yolk sac, a structure …   Medical dictionary

  • Alpha-fetoprotein — (AFP) is a molecule produced in the developing embryo and fetus. In humans, AFP levels decrease gradually after birth, reaching adult levels by 8 to 12 months. Normal adult AFP levels are low, but detectable; however, AFP has no known function in …   Wikipedia

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