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1. A protein synthesized by the liver and present in blood plasma that is converted into fibrin through the action of thrombin (an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot) and in the presence of calcium ions.
2. A soluble protein present in the blood that is activated by thrombin to form fibrin.

Fibrinogen is a clotting factor and is required to prevent major blood loss.

This entry is located in the following units: fibrin-, fibrino- (page 1) fibro-, fibr-, fiber- + (page 2)