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throm·bin

 (thrŏm′bĭn)
n.
A protease in blood that facilitates blood clotting by converting fibrinogen to fibrin.

thrombin

(ˈθrɒmbɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot

throm•bin

(ˈθrɒm bɪn)

n.
an enzyme of the blood plasma that catalyzes the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, the last step of the blood-clotting process.
[1895–1900; thromb (us) + -in1]
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Noun1.thrombin - an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot
coagulase - an enzyme that induces coagulation
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throm·bin

n. trombina, enzima presente en la sangre extravasada que cataliza en la conversión de fibrinógeno en fibrina.
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Factor V Leiden and prothrombin 20210 mutation tests were negative, and protein C and S and antithrombin 3 levels and eosinophil counts were all normal.
Table 1 Genetic causes of venous thrombosis Common Activated protein C resistance (APCR)/ Factor V Leiden Prothrombin 20210 mutation Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene mutation Increased factor VIII activity Rare Deficiencies of antithrombin and proteins C and S Very Rare Dysfibrinogenemia Table 2 Acquired conditions affecting functional hypercoagulability test results Antithrombin Decreased in heparin use, recent thrombosis, liver disease, DIC, (1) nephrotic syndrome APCR First generation assays: High factor VIII level, LA, (2) acute phase response Second generation assays: Strong LA, (2) pregnancy Factor VIII Elevated in acute phase reaction; falsely decreased in the presence of LA (2) Homocysteine Elevated in recent thrombosis.