antithrombin

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noun an·ti·throm·bin \ˌan-tē-ˈthräm-bən, ˌan-ˌtī-\

Definition of antithrombin

  1. :  any of a group of substances that inhibit blood clotting by inactivating thrombin

Circa 1911

First Known Use of antithrombin

circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

antithrombin

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noun an·ti·throm·bin \-ˈthräm-bən\

Medical Definition of antithrombin

  1. :  any of a group of substances in blood that inhibit blood clotting by inactivating thrombin—compare antiprothrombin, heparin


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