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throm•bo•plas•tin



Pronunciation: (throm"bu-plas'tin), [key]
n.
1. Biochem.a lipoprotein in the blood that converts prothrombin to thrombin.
2. Pharm.a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the brains of cattle, used chiefly as a local hemostatic and as a laboratory reagent in blood prothrombin tests. Also called throm•bo•ki•nase Pronunciation: (throm"bō-kī'nās, -kin'ās). [key]

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