aprotinin(redirected from Bovine pancreatic trypsin inhibitor)
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A polypeptide obtained from bovine lungs that is a protease inhibitor and has been used to reduce bleeding in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. It was largely withdrawn from the market in 2007 because of safety concerns.
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