Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A protease in blood that facilitates blood clotting by converting fibrinogen to fibrin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fibrin ferment which causes the coagulation of the blood; thrombase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biochem.) The enzyme which converts fibrinogen into fibrin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry An enzyme in blood that facilitates blood clotting by converting fibrinogen to fibrin (by means of ionized calcium).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot

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Examples

  • In its natural state, the aptamer binds with an enzyme called thrombin, which regulates blood clotting.

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  • In its natural state, the aptamer binds with an enzyme called thrombin, which regulates blood clotting.

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  • The newer drug works on one protein in the coagulation cascade called thrombin - "which is right at the blood clot, the one right at the end of this process," Sharma says.

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  • The newer drug works on one protein in the coagulation cascade called thrombin - "which is right at the blood clot, the one right at the end of this process," Sharma says.

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  • The newer drug works on one protein in the coagulation cascade called thrombin - "which is right at the blood clot, the one right at the end of this process," Sharma says.

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  • Scientists have known that a protein called thrombin plays an important role in clot formation as a potent activator of platelets.

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  • Scientists have known that a protein called thrombin plays an important role in clot formation as a potent activator of platelets.

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  • Scientists have known that a protein called thrombin plays an important role in clot formation as a potent activator of platelets.

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  • Scientists have known that a protein called thrombin plays an important role in clot formation as a potent activator of platelets.

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  • One, Pradaxa, a so-called direct thrombin inhibitor, was approved late last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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