fetoprotein

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fetoprotein any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
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Usage


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Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein produced by the liver and yolk sac of a fetus AFP has no normal function in adults.
The alpha fetoprotein test (AFP) is a blood test performed to measure, diagnose, or monitor fetal distress or fetal abnormalities.
The role of sonography in the evaluation of pregnant women in high maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.
Measurement of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MS-AFP) is a useful screening tool for detecting neural tube defects.
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