noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from thromboplastic Date: 1911 a complex enzyme found especially in platelets that functions in the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin in the clotting of blood

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  • Thromboplastin — Vorhandene Strukturdaten: siehe UniProt Ei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thromboplastin — ⇒ Thrombokinase …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • thromboplastin — [thräm΄bōplas′tin] n. [ THROMBO + PLAST + IN1] a substance released from blood platelets and injured body tissues that assists in the clotting of the blood by initiating the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin …   English World dictionary

  • thromboplastin — Traditional name for substance in plasma that converts prothrombin to thrombin. Now known not to be a single substance. (See thrombin) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • thromboplastin — /throm beuh plas tin/, n. 1. Biochem. a lipoprotein in the blood that converts prothrombin to thrombin. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the brains of cattle, used chiefly as a local hemostatic and as a laboratory… …   Universalium

  • thromboplastin — noun A protease that converts prothrombin to thrombin during the clotting of blood …   Wiktionary

  • thromboplastin — A substance present in tissues, platelets, and leukocytes necessary for the coagulation of blood; in the presence of calcium ions t. is necessary for the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin, an important step in coagulation of blood. It is now… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thromboplastin — Throm|bo|plas|tin [↑ plast u. ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Syn.: Thrombokinase, Faktor III bzw. Xa: Lipoproteine, die als Faktoren der Blutgerinnung (↑ Fibrin) Prothrombin in ↑ Thrombin überführen. * * * Thrombo|plast …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Thromboplastin — Thrombo|plasti̱n [zu ↑Thrombus und gr. πλασσεινThromboplastin= bilden, gestalten] s; s, e: andere Bez. für ↑Thrombokinase …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • thromboplastin — n. substance found in blood platelets and used to stop bleeding …   English contemporary dictionary

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