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Alpha-fetoprotein

Introduction: Alpha-fetoprotein

Description of Alpha-fetoprotein

Alpha-fetoprotein: AFP. A protein normally produced by a fetus. AFP levels are usually undetectable in the blood of healthy adult men or women (who are not pregnant). An elevated level of AFP suggests the presence of either a primary liver cancer or germ cell tumor.
Source: National Institute of Health

Alpha-fetoprotein: The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during development of the embryo and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life. They reappear in the adult serum during certain pathologic states, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma. They may also be elevated in the amniotic fluid and maternal serum during pregnancy in ANENCEPHALY.
Source: Diseases Database

Alpha-fetoprotein: class of embryonic serum alpha globulins which appear in early development; in adult serum, the presence of AFP indicates certain pathologic states, especially liver neoplasms.
Source: CRISP

Alpha-fetoprotein: The first alpha-globulins to appear in mammalian sera during development of the embryo and the dominant serum proteins in early embryonic life. They reappear in the adult serum during certain pathologic states, primarily hepatocellular carcinoma. They may also be elevated in the amniotic fluid and maternal serum during pregnancy in ANENCEPHALY.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

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