- any of several phosphatides occurring in animal tissue, especially of the brain, and having marked blood-clotting properties.
Origin of cephalin
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On the other hand, the control animals injected with saline and cephalin remained practically unharmed.
- a phospholipid, similar to lecithin, that occurs in the nerve tissue and brainSystematic name: phosphatidylethanolamine
- Any of a group of phospholipids having hemostatic properties and found especially in the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord.
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