antithrombin

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antithrombin

(ˌæntɪˈθrɒmbɪn)
n
biochem a substance that counteracts the action of thrombin, preventing the formation of blood clots
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Direct antithrombins, such as hirudin, have emerged as an alternative to the limitations and complications that may occur with heparin therapy.
* Hirudin is one of the new synthetic antithrombin agents, which is most commonly used in patients with type II heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and in patients with hypersensitivity reactions to unfractionated heparin as well as low-molecular-weight heparins.
Hirudin and its analogs are new synthetic antithrombin agents that were developed with the use of recombinant DNA techniques.