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Medical Term:

antiphospholipid antibodies


Definition: antibodies directed against phosphorylated polysaccharide esters of fatty acids, includes lupus anticoagulant, Venereal Disease Research Laboratories, and anticardiolipin antibodies. Associated with immune-mediated illnesses, syphilis, and stroke; thought to result from a hypercoagulable disorder.

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