thromboplastin

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noun throm·bo·plas·tin \-ˈplas-tən\

Definition of thromboplastin

  1. :  a complex enzyme found especially in platelets that functions in the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin in the clotting of blood

Origin and Etymology of thromboplastin

International Scientific Vocabulary, from thromboplastic


Medical Dictionary

thromboplastin

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noun throm·bo·plas·tin \ˌthräm-bō-ˈplas-tən\

Medical Definition of thromboplastin

  1. :  a complex enzyme that is found in brain, lung, and other tissues and especially in blood platelets and that functions in the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin in the clotting of blood—called also thrombokinase


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