antithrombin

noun

biochem a substance that counteracts the action of thrombin, preventing the formation of blood clots

Nearby words

  1. antithermic,
  2. antitheses,
  3. antithesis,
  4. antithetic,
  5. antithetical,
  6. antithrombotic,
  7. antitorque rotor,
  8. antitoxic,
  9. antitoxin,
  10. antitoxin unit

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Medicine definitions for antithrombin

antithrombin

[ăn′tē-thrŏmbĭn, ăn′tī-]

n.

An anticoagulant that inhibits or prevents the effects of thrombin.

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