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Definition of the noun afp

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noun - plural: -

  1. an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)

Other definitions of afp

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  1. [Australia] Australian Federal Police
  2. [US] Association of Fundraising Professionals
  3. Agence France-Presse


  1. AFP a.k.a. Agence France-Presse is an international news agency headquartered in Paris. It is the oldest news agency in the world and one of the largest. Currently, its CEO is Emmanuel Hoog and its news director Michèle Léridon. AFP has regional offices in Nicosia, Montevideo, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C., and bureaux in 150 countries. It transmits news in French, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and German.
  2. AFP is a record label.


  1. AFP is an Australian factual television show that looks at the everyday workings of the Australian Federal Police. It follows AFP investigations and operations in people smuggling, counter terrorism, bomb disposal, international drug syndicates, child sex exploitation and disaster victim identification.
    • also known as AFP: Australian Federal Police
    • begun in and completed in (4 years ago)
    • 12 episodes of 22 minutes each, in 2 seasons
    • country: Australia
    • genres: Documentary film, Reality television
    • award: - Logie Award for Most Outstanding Factual Program nomination for Nine Network
    • official website:
  2. AFP is a gene.
  3. Afp a.k.a. Tapei language: Tapei is a Ramu language of Papua New Guinea. It is close to Nanubae; the name Alfendio was once used for both.
  4. Afp is a file format.
  5. afp is a gene.
  6. Afp a.k.a. tripartite motif-containing 26 is a gene.
    • also known as widely expressed acid zinc finger protein, zinc finger protein 173, acid finger protein

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Google previewComputer Networking Illuminated (2005)

by Diane Barrett, Todd King

AFP is a Layer 6 (Presentation) protocol designed to control access to ...

Google previewLAPACK95 Users' Guide (2001)

by V. A. Barker, L. S. Blackford, J. Dongarra, J. Du Croz, S. Hammarling, M. Marinova, J. Waœniewski, P. Yalamov

then AFP is an input argument that contains the block diagonal matrix D and the multipliers used to obtain the factor L or U from the factorization of A, returned by a previous call to LA HPSVX and stored as a packed triangular matrix in the ...

Google previewMosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests (2013)

by Kathleen Deska Pagana, Timothy J. Pagana

AFP is an oncofetal protein normally produced by the fetal liver and yolk sac. It is the dominant fetal serum protein in the first trimester of life and diminishes to very low levels by the age of 1 year. Normally it is found in very low levels in the ...

Google previewTietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics (2012)

by Carl A. Burtis, Edward R. Ashwood, David E. Bruns

AFP is a glycoprotein with a molecular mass of 70 kDa. It consists of a single polypeptide chain and is 4% carbohydrate. AFP is synthesized in large quantities during embryonic development by the fetal yolk sac and liver. It is one of the major ...

Google previewUrologic Oncology (2012)

by Timothy L. Ratliff, William J. Catalona

The two best characterized are alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and beta chain of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). AFP is a glycoprotein of 70 000 molecular weight. Its normal level in the serum is <3 ngs/ml and it is elevated in 70% of NSGCT ...

Google previewHigh Risk Pregnancy (2010)

Management Options - Expert Consult by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik

Clinically, maternal serum AFP is the most useful as a marker of abnormal placentation. Most studies conclude that a single, unexplained elevated value increases the risk of growth restriction 5- to 10-fold, proportional to the magnitude of the ...

Google previewLarsen's Human Embryology (2014)

by Gary C. Schoenwolf, Steven B. Bleyl, Philip R. Brauer, Philippa H. Francis-West

As covered earlier, AFP is a useful indicator that can be assessed with amniocentesis. Elevated levels of this protein may indicate the presence of an open neural tube defect, such as anencephaly, or another open defect, such as gastroschisis ...

Google previewThe Human Yolk Sac and Yolk Sac Tumors (2012)

by Francisco F Nogales

Serum AFP is a reliable markerin YST and itslevels have been found to correlate with the volumeof YST in pathology material (Talerman 1980), although not all tumors always produce detectable levelsof AFPin the serum; ina report of24 ...

Google previewImmunochemistry in Clinical Laboratory Medicine (2012)

Proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Lancaster, March, 1978 by A.M. Ward, J. Whicher

Though the association between low birth-weight and serum AFP is a statistically significant one (Table 14.8), it is not at present a practical aid to the management of these high risk pregnancies. However, it must be noted that measurements ...

Google previewLinne & Ringsrud's Clinical Laboratory Science - E-Book (2014)

The Basics and Routine Techniques by Mary Louise Turgeon

AFP is a very reliable marker for following a patient's response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Levels should be obtained every 2 to 4 weeks (metabolic half-life in vivo is 4 days). Beta Subunit of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin βhCG, ...

Google previewHuman Genetics (1993)

The Molecular Revolution by Edwin H. McConkey

AFP is a prominent serum protein of fetuses that leaks into the amniotic fluid in large quantities when a neural tube defect (NTD) is present. NTDs result from a failure of the neural folds to join and form a tube, which is the precursor of the brain ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Biotechnology (2013)

Concepts and Applications by Gary Walsh

AFP is a 70 kDa glycoprotein found in the circulatory system of the developing foetus. It is synthesized primarily by the ...

Google previewEnterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard (2010)

by Charles Edge, William Barker, Beau Hunter, Gene Sullivan, Ken Barker

AFP is a presentation-layer network protocol that is the primary protocol for providing file services for Mac computers. AFP is rarely used outside the Mac platform, so little security attention has been paid to it as a protocol from security ...

Google previewAnthropological Report on the Ibo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria: English-Ibo and Ibo-English dictionary (1913)

by Northcote Whitridge Thomas

af£, fish — nka bS afp, that is afo ...

Google previewDictionary of Media and Communications (2014)

by Marcel Danesi

Images provided by Getty Images and the following: AFP: page 235; Andreas Solaro/Stringer/AFP: 82; Aubrey Beardsley/The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

AFP expression is derepressed. AFP production also occurs in non-seminomatous germ cell tumors ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

gov/jmd/afp/ index.html. U.S. Department of Justice. “ Participants and Roles.” http://www.justice.gove/jmd/afp/ 05participants. U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division. 2009. Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Philippines (2012)

by Artemio R. Guillermo

The 1987 Philippine constitution placed the AFP under the control of the president of the Philippines, who acts as the commander in chief. All of its branches are part of the Department of National Defense, which is headed by the secretary of ...

Google previewPresidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

The Complete Encyclopedia by Robert North Roberts, Scott John Hammond, Valerie A. Sulfaro

Americans for Prosperity Foundation (AFP) is an antitaxation advocacy group founded in 2004 and financed by David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries of Wichita, Kansas. The Kochs also founded ( and ...

Google previewDictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1988)

by Christoph Zink

AFP; glycoprotein from a polypeptide chain; molecular weight 70,000; biosynthesis in early embryonal life by the yolk sac, the embryonal and fetal liver, the cells of the digestive tract; physiological significance not known. Biological half-life ...

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Small photo of Valparaiso, Chile - August 21, 2016: Women dance in a carnival during a protest while a girl holds a banner "Whith only bread whith only tea, AFP have us like this".Small photo of Valparaiso, Chile - August 21, 2016: Chileans marched through Valparaiso's streets, demanding an end to the private pension system (AFP) created during the Pinochet dictatorship.Small photo of Valparaiso, Chile - August 21, 2016: Chileans marched through Valparaiso's streets, demanding an end to the private pension system (AFP) created during the Pinochet dictatorship.Small photo of Valparaiso, Chile - August 21, 2016: Chileans marched through Valparaiso's streets, demanding an end to the private pension system (AFP) created during the Pinochet dictatorship.Small photo of Little mistake. Blond pleasant laboratorian pointing at mistake in the process of checking on AFP conducted by her wondered colleagueSmall photo of Valparaiso, Chile - August 21, 2016: Chileans marched through Valparaiso's streets, demanding an end to the private pension system (AFP) created during the Pinochet dictatorship.Small photo of SANTIAGO, CHILE - JULY 24, 2016 : A happy girl is dancing near a group of dancers during a strike agains "AFP" Chilean economical system. More...

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