TITLE

thrombin

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2180
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "thrombin" is presented. It refers to an enzyme formed in the process of blood coagulation from prothrombin, which converts soluble fibrinogen to fibrin on reaction, which causes a blood clot.
ACCESSION #
21248565

 

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