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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)

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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Afp

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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 previewPediatric Oncology (Surgical & Medical Aspects) (2007)

by Devendra K. Gupta, Robert Carachi

AFP is the major serum protein in fetal serum. It is synthesized initially by fetal liver and yolk sac and by 11...

AFP is a valuable tool for the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatic tumors. In hepatoblastoma, raised levels are found in 80 to 90 ...

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 previewPrinciples of Molecular Oncology (2008)

by Miguel H. Bronchud, MaryAnn Foote, Giuseppe Giaccone, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Paul Workman

AFP is an embryonic protein produced by the yolk sac and subsequently by the fetal liver. It has a MW of 70 Kd, is structurally similar to albumin, and probably serves a similarly diverse number of functions in the fetus. Serum concentrations ...

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 previewPharmaceutical Biotechnology (2007)

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 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 (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 previewPrimary Care, Second Edition (2014)

An Interprofessional Perspective by Robert V. DiGregorio, PharmD, BCACP, Carol Green-Hernandez, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNS, Stephen Paul Holzemer, PhD, RN

If HCC is suspected, AFP is a useful marker, especially if the patient has a cirrhotic liver or ...

Google previewFetal and Neonatal Pathology (2013)

by Jean W. Keeling

AFP is the major fetal plasma protein, initially manufactured by the yolk sac and later by the liver with maximum concentrations at 12–14 weeks' gestation (Gitlin 1975). AFP enters amniotic fluid initially by diffusion across poorly keratinized fetal ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

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

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 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 previewAmerican Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronology (2015)

A Dictionary and Chronology by James S. Olson, Abraham O. Mendoza

AMeRICAns FoR PRosPeRItY FoUnDAtIon (AFP) the longline operations of telephones. In 1900, the entire corporate structure was reorganized, and AT&T took control of ...

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II (2015)

by James Ciment

diminished further after Abubakar Janjalani was killed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in 1998. Abubakar's brother Khadaffy and another militant named Ghalib Andang took command of Abu Sayyaf. Government raids like the one ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of Information Technology (2007)

by Atlantic

AFP - Advanced function printing The ability to print text and images using all- points-addressable printers. The term is connected with the IBM SAA. Users are able to control formatting, the form of paper output, whether a document is to be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

alpha-fetoprotein test Also AFP, maternal serum test. A blood test performed to evaluate the development of the fetus and to look for fetal abnormalities. Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a substance produced by the ...

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 ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 8 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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