Definition of Prothrombin

1. Noun. A protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin.

Exact synonyms: Factor Ii
Generic synonyms: Clotting Factor, Coagulation Factor



Definition of Prothrombin

1. Noun. (protein) A glycoprotein, produced in the liver, that is converted into thrombin during bleeding and subsequent clotting ¹

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Definition of Prothrombin

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prothrombin

prothonotarial
prothonotaries
prothonotary
prothonotary warbler
prothonotary warblers
prothonotaryship
prothonotaryships
prothoraces
prothoracic
prothoracic gland
prothoracicotropic
prothoracicotropic hormone
prothoracicotropic hormones
prothorax
prothoraxes
prothrombin (current term)
prothrombin accelerator
prothrombinase
prothrombins
prothrombotic
prothyalosome
prothyl
prothyls
prothétique
protiated
protic
protide
protides
protip
protirelin

Literary usage of Prothrombin

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1. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1911)
"The observation that uncoagulated leech-plasma does not coagulate on the addition of calcium salts, while it does coagulate on the addition of prothrombin ..."

2. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1918)
"At the time of the shedding of blood there is a massive destruction of platelets which must add a large increment to the supply of prothrombin carried by ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry: By John A. Mandel by Olof Hammarsten (1908)
"The observation that uncoagulated leech-plasma does not coagulate on the addition of calcium salts, while it does coagulate on the addition of prothrombin ..."

4. A Text-book of physiological chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, John Alfred Mandel (1908)
"The observation that uncoagulated leech-plasma does not coagulate on the addition of calcium salts, while it does coagulate on the addition of prothrombin ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten, Sven Gustaf Hedin (1914)
"appreciable amounts of prothrombin. This body, according to him, passes before coagulation from the form-elements into the plasma, and is there converted ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1917)
"Minot therefore suggests that in studying prothrombin time there be used a ... It has been shown that prothrombin is present in considerable quantities in ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Though when administered intravenously epinephrin distinctly increases the coagulability of the blood (Cannon and Gray) by increasing the prothrombin ..."

8. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry by Olof Hammarsten (1900)
"According to PEKELHARING * thrombin is the lime combination of prothrombin, and the process of coagulation consists, according to him, in the thrombin ..."

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