antithrombin

/ (ˌæntɪˈθrɒmbɪn) /

noun

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

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Medical definitions for antithrombin

antithrombin
[ ăn′tē-thrŏmbĭn, ăn′tī- ]

n.

An anticoagulant that inhibits or prevents the effects of thrombin.
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