antihemophilic factor (porcine)

antihemophilic factor (porcine)
a highly purified sterile freeze-dried concentrate of porcine coagulation factor VIII obtained from porcine plasma; it is less antigenic than human factor VIII and is used in the treatment of hemophilia A in patients with circulatory antibodies to factor VIII and in patients with spontaneously acquired inhibitors to human factor VIII; administered by intravenous infusion.

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  • antihemophilic factor — an·ti·he·mo·phil·ic factor or chiefly Brit an·ti·hae·mo·phil·ic factor .hē mə .fil ik n FACTOR VIII * * * (AHF) 1. f. VIII, see under coagulation f s. 2. a preparation of factor VIII used in the treatment of hemophilia A, including preparations… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hyate:C — Hy·ate:C (hiґāt se″) trademark for a preparation of antihemophilic factor (porcine) …   Medical dictionary

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