alpha-1-antitrypsin
AAT is a highly effective inhibitor of neutrophil elastase; an imbalance between levels of AAT and this elastase increases the risk of emphysema.Edwin K. Silverman and Robert A. Sandhaus, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“AAT.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/AAT. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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