cephalin


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cephalin

[′sef·ə·lən]
(biochemistry)
Any of several acidic phosphatides whose composition is similar to that of lecithin but having ethanolamine, serine, and inositol instead of choline; found in many living tissues, especially nervous tissue of the brain.
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The kaolin cephalin time was 58 s (control 34 s), and the prothrombin rate was 42%.
Cephalin provides a negatively charged surface for the enzymes of the prothrombin complex to assemble on.