fibro-, fibr-, fiber- +
(Latin: fiber [an elongated, threadlike structure]; a combining form denoting a relationship to fibers)
2. Producing fibrin which forms the essential portion of the blood clot.
2. The reduction or decrease in the amount of fibrinogen in the blood, usually because of a liver disorder.
2. A homogenous acellular material similar to fibrin, found normally in the placenta and formed in connective tissue and in the walls of blood vessels in certain disease conditions.
The tissue becomes swollen, homogenous, and bandlike.
2. The dissolution of fibrin by enzymatic action.
3. A complicated system of biochemical reactions for lysis (dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells) of clots in the vascular system.
The insoluble protein fibrin is broken down by the enzyme plasmin which is activated at the same time as the coagulation process of blood.
There is normally a balance between coagulation and fibrinolysis; an abnormal increase in the latter causes excessive bleeding.
The drugs work by activating plasminogen to form plasmin which degrades fibrin and breaks up blood clots.
The most common benign tumor is of the breast, often occurring in young women.
2. Fibrous degeneration of glandular tissue.