cryoprecipitated antihemophilic factor

[USP] a sterile, frozen concentrate of antihemophilic factor prepared from the coagulation factor VIII–rich cryoprotein fraction of human venous plasma; used for autologous replacement of factor VIII in patients with hemophilia A and for the treatment of von Willebrand disease, hypofibrinogenemia, and coagulation factor XIII deficiency, administered intravenously.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • antihemophilic factor — an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor or chiefly Brit an·ti·hae·mo·phil·ic factor .hē mə .fil ik n FACTOR VIII * * * (AHF) 1. f. VIII, see under coagulation f s. 2. a preparation of factor VIII used in the treatment of hemophilia A, including preparations… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cryoprecipitate — Cryoprecipitate, also called Cryoprecipitated Antihemophilic Factor , Cryoprecipitated AHF , and most commonly just cryo , is a frozen blood product prepared from plasma. It is often transfused as a four to six unit pool instead of as a single… …   Wikipedia

  • cryoprecipitate — Precipitate that forms when soluble material is cooled, especially with reference to the precipitate that forms in normal blood plasma which has been subjected to cold precipitation and which is rich in factor VIII. * * * cryo·pre·cip·i·tate .krī …   Medical dictionary

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