antithrombin

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

Definition of antithrombin

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

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First Known Use of antithrombin

circa 1911


Medical Dictionary

antithrombin

noun an·ti·throm·bin \ -ˈthräm-bən \

medical Definition of antithrombin

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

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