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monomer

(mŏn`əmər): see polymerpolymer
, chemical compound with high molecular weight consisting of a number of structural units linked together by covalent bonds (see chemical bond). The simple molecules that may become structural units are themselves called monomers; two monomers combine to form a dimer,
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monomer

[′män·ə·mər]
(organic chemistry)
A molecule which is capable of combining with like or unlike molecules to form a polymer; it is a repeating structure unit within a polymer. Also known as repeating unit.

monomer

An organic liquid having a relatively low molecular weight which reacts with itself (or other compounds of low molecular weight) to create a solid polymer.

monomer

Chem a compound whose molecules can join together to form a polymer
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Several case reports have identified monoclonal autoantibodies that specifically target fibrin monomer polymerization, providing a clear cut mechanism for the patient's dyafibrinogenemia.
Fibrin monomer then polymerizes in a linear and lateral fashion to form the fibrin clot.
According to the ISTH Subcommittee on DIC, major laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of overt DIC include platelet count, prothrombin time, fibrinogen level, and a marker of the presence of fibrin, which can be ascertained by one of the following assays: soluble fibrin monomer, fibrin degradation products, and/or D-dimer.
Increased plasma soluble fibrin monomer levels in patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation.
The protamine sulfate gelation test detects the presence of the fibrin monomer produced by thrombin activity on fibrinogen.
Its precise role is not yet known, however, and future work is needed to assess its value in comparison with other fibrin-related degradation markers, such as fibrin degradation products or soluble fibrin monomers.
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soluble fibrin monomers to form a stable fibrin polymer network--a