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prothrombin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prothrombin a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prothrombin The proenzym or inactive form of thrombin (the fibrin ferment, in the sense of A. Schmidt).
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Usage


In news:

Genetic changes (also called mutations) in clotting factors, like factor V and factor II (prothrombin), are the most common, inherited, predisposing factors for blood clots.
Genetic changes (also called mutations) in clotting factors, like factor V and factor II (prothrombin), are the most common, inherited, predisposing factors for blood clots .
It was the study that proponents of home testing of prothrombin time/INR in patients receiving anticoagulation therapy had long awaited.
It was the study that proponents of home testing of prothrombin time/ INR in patients receiving anticoagulation therapy had long awaited.
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In science:

The aim is to ensure that the patient’s prothrombin time (INR) is within a target range (which may depend on the diagnosis).
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
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