- 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 derived from human plasma (antihemophilic factor and cryoprecipitated antihemophilic factor) or porcine plasma (antihemophilic factor [porcine]) and those produced by recombinant technology (antihemophilic factor [recombinant]). 3. [USP] a sterile freeze-dried powder containing the factor VIII fraction prepared from human venous plasma; used to arrest hemorrhage or to prevent hemorrhage during surgery or other procedures in patients with hemophilia A and in the treatment of von Willebrand disease; administered intravenously.
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antihemophilic factor — noun a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A • Syn: ↑antihaemophilic factor, ↑antihemophilic globulin, ↑antihaemophilic globulin, ↑factor VIII, ↑Hemofil • Usage Domain: ↑trade name … Useful english dictionary
antihemophilic factor — noun Date: 1947 factor VIII … New Collegiate Dictionary
antihemophilic factor — /an tee hee meuh fil ik, hem euh /, Biochem. a protein that is essential to normal blood clotting and is lacking or deficient in persons having hemophilia A. Abbr.: AHF Also called factor VIII. [1945 50; ANTI + HEMOPHILIC] * * * … Universalium
antihemophilic factor A — f. VIII; see under coagulation f s … Medical dictionary
antihemophilic factor B — f. IX; see under coagulation f s … Medical dictionary
antihemophilic factor C — f. XI; see under coagulation f s … Medical dictionary
antihemophilic factor (human) — antihemophilic f. (def. 3) … Medical dictionary
antihemophilic factor (porcine) — a highly purified sterile freeze dried concentrate of porcine coagulation factor VIII obtained from porcine plasma; it is less antigenic than human factor VIII and is used in the treatment of hemophilia A in patients with circulatory antibodies… … Medical dictionary
antihemophilic factor (recombinant) — a sterile, purified, concentrate produced by recombinant technology using cultured hamster cell lines that have been transfected with a gene for human coagulation factor VIII, and having biological activity comparable to that of plasma derived… … Medical dictionary
cryoprecipitated antihemophilic factor — [USP] a sterile, frozen concentrate of antihemophilic factor prepared from the coagulation factor VIIIâ€“rich cryoprotein fraction of human venous plasma; used for autologous replacement of factor VIII in patients with hemophilia A and for the… … Medical dictionary