n. (Medicine) protein produced by a fetus during development and is found in amniotic fluid and the mother's bloodstream

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  • Alphafetoprotein — Al|pha|feto|prote|i̱n [↑alpha..., ↑Fetus u. ↑Protein] s; s, e: Glykoproteid, das in Dottersack, fetaler Leber und fetalem Gastrointestinaltrakt als intrazytoplasmatisches Antigen gebildet wird (Abk.: AFP) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • alphafetoprotein — [ˌalfəˌfi:təʊ prəʊti:n] noun Medicine a protein produced by a fetus which is present in amniotic fluid and the bloodstream of the mother, levels of which can be measured to detect certain congenital defects such as spina bifida …   English new terms dictionary

  • AFP — alphafetoprotein. * * * …   Universalium

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  • AFP — noun an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly) • Syn: ↑alpha fetoprotein, ↑alpha foetoprotein • Hypernyms: ↑fetoprotein, ↑foetoprotein * * *… …   Useful english 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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  • AFP — AFP: Abk. für ↑Alphafetoprotein …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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