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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An enzyme liberated from blood platelets that performs a particular function as blood starts to clot.

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  • Clotting studies, such as prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT): These tests measure the time it takes for blood to clot.
  • Still the lab was able to ascertain through the blood samples that the partial thromboplastin time was prolonged, yet both the prothrombin time and platelet count were...
  • We are creating the world's most trusted encyclopedia and knowledge base. log in, you'll be able to edit this page instantly! coagulation, '' 'thromboplastin' '' is a...
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time correlated much more poorly with anti-factor Xa results, the researchers said. for more
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