protein C

noun

Medical Definition of protein C

: a vitamin K-dependent proteolytic glycoprotein synthesized in the liver that circulates in the blood plasma in an inactive form and when activated forms a complex with protein S to cleave factors V and VIII and inhibit the formation of thrombin

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“Protein C.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/protein%20C. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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