congenital afibrinogenaemiamedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A below normal level of fibrinogen in the plasma. Fibrinogen (factor II) is one of the proteins involved in the formation of a blood clot. This condition may be congenital or acquired (for example disseminated intravascular coagulation, multiple blood transfusions).

Origin: Gr. Haima = blood

American spelling: congenital afibrinogenemia

(27 Sep 1997)