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1A substance precipitated from a solution, especially from the blood, at low temperatures.
- ‘The chamber was squeezed to speed up the flow of fluid and some of the cryoprecipitate must have leaked back into the bag of Hartmann's.’
- ‘A clinical laboratory scientist is pooling six units of cryoprecipitate for a patient.’
- ‘Currently, cryoprecipitate is the only source of concentrated fibrinogen available.’
- 1.1Medicine [mass noun] An extract rich in a blood-clotting factor obtained as a residue when frozen blood plasma is thawed.
- ‘Many are dependent on unsafe blood products such as frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate and whole blood making themselves susceptible to viral infections.’
- ‘These patients had mostly taken cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma as replacement therapy and the four seroconverted patients had utilised only cryoprecipitate during the bleeding episodes.’
- ‘Although the results are based on the number of red cells received, we estimated that patients would also have received fresh frozen plasma from 1630 donors, platelets from 3819 donors, and cryoprecipitate from 279 donors.’
- ‘Blood products like fresh blood, plasma or cryoprecipitate can be used.’
- ‘Type A blood has more cryoprecipitate which blood banks want.’
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