Latest Hyperfibrinolysis Stories

2009-01-20 13:40:29

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved RiaSTAP for the treatment of bleeding in patients with a rare genetic defect. People with the defect -- congenital fibrinogen deficiency -- are unable to make sufficient amounts of fibrinogen, which plays an important role in blood coagulation by helping to form blood clots and prevent bleeding. This product offers much-needed treatment for the small number of patients with congenital fibrinogen deficiency, said Dr. Jesse Goodman, director of...

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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'