Definitions for "Fibrinogen"
An albuminous substance existing in the blood, and in other animal fluids, which either alone or with fibrinoplastin or paraglobulin forms fibrin, and thus causes coagulation.
a high-molecular-weight protein in the blood plasma that, by action of thrombin, is converted to fibrin
A plasma protein that is produced in the liver and is converted into fibrin during blood clot formation.
Fibrinogen is an "acute phase reactant". The combination of elevated fibrinogen and elevated LDL cholesterol increases the risk of cardiovascular disease 6-fold.