prothrombin

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pro·throm·bin

 (prō-thrŏm′bĭn)
n.
A plasma protein that is converted into thrombin during blood clotting.

prothrombin

(prəʊˈθrɒmbɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem a zymogen found in blood that gives rise to thrombin on activation. See also phylloquinone

pro•throm•bin

(proʊˈθrɒm bɪn)

n.
a plasma protein involved in blood coagulation that is converted to thrombin.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.prothrombin - a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin
clotting factor, coagulation factor - any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation
Translations

pro·throm·bin

n. protrombina, una de las cuatro proteínas principales del plasma junto a la albúmina, la globulina y el fibrinógeno.
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Recent studies (28) have shown that prothrombin deficiency in prothrombin-deficient mice leads to partial embryonic fatality as a result of bleeding into the yolk sac cavity and tissue necrosis of the embryos.
Prothrombin deficiency results in embryonic and neonatal lethality in mice.

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