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factor XIII

 

Definition: in the clotting of blood, also known as: fibrin-stabilizing factor, Laki-Lorand factor, and L-L factor It is catalyzed by thrombin into its active form, factor XIIIa, which cross-links subunits of the fibrin clot to form insoluble fibrin.

Synonym(s): fibrin-stabilizing factor, L-L factor, Laki-Lorand factor

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