from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing or promoting blood clotting: a thromboplastic protein.
- adj. Of or relating to thromboplastin.
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When someone wants to get Heparin, an anticoagulant, out of the dispenser, it asks if he knows the patient's partial thromboplastic time that determines how long it takes for the person's blood to clot.