thrombin


throm·bin

noun \ˈthräm-bən\

Definition of THROMBIN

:  a proteolytic enzyme that is formed from prothrombin and facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin

Origin of THROMBIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1898

throm·bin

noun \ˈthräm-bən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THROMBIN

: a proteolytic enzyme formed from prothrombin that facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin and that is used in the form of a powder as a topical hemostatic—called also thrombase

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