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Definition of the noun alpha fetoprotein
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- an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
Alpha Fetoprotein a.k.a. Alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AFP gene. The AFP gene is located on the q arm of chromosome 4.
- also known as alpha-fetoglobulin, alpha-1-fetoprotein, α-fetoprotein
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by S. Choudhary
alpha fetoprotein ( AFP) : This is a protein the blood level of which is measured by laboratory methods.
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