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Medical Term:

fibrinogen-fibrin conversion syndrome


Definition: a syndrome characterized by hypofibrinogenemia with incoagulable blood; it may be seen in abruptio placentae, prolonged retention of a dead fetus in an Rh-isosensitized mother, hemolytic blood reactions, bilateral renal cortical necrosis, and trauma.

See Also: consumption coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation

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