Christmas factor

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Christmas factor --> factor ix

(Science: chemical) Storage-stable blood coagulation factor acting in the intrinsic pathway. Its activated form, ixa, forms a complex with factor viii and calcium on platelet factor 3 to activate factor x to xa. Deficiency of factor ix results in christmas disease (haemophilia b).

chemical name: blood-coagulation factor IX

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