Thrombin is a serine protease that, in humans, is encoded by the F2 gene.
Prothrombin (coagulation factor II) is proteolytically cleaved to form thrombin in
Thrombin definition, an enzyme of the blood plasma that catalyzes the
conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin, the last step of the blood clotting process. See
Define thrombin: a proteolytic enzyme that is formed from prothrombin and
facilitates the clotting of blood by catalyzing conversion of fibrinogen to …
Read medical definition of Thrombin. ... Thrombin: An enzyme that presides over
the conversion of a substance called fibrinogen to fibrin, which promotes blood ...
1. the activated form of coagulation factor II (prothrombin), which catalyzes the
conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. 2. a preparation of this compound prepared
A protease in blood that facilitates blood clotting by converting fibrinogen to fibrin.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.
Thrombin inhibitors are one type of anticoagulant medication, used to help
prevent formation of harmful blood clots in the body by blocking the activity of ...
May 2, 2014 ... The thrombin time (TT) may sometimes be used as part of an investigation of a
possible bleeding disorder or inappropriate blood clot formation ...
the enzyme of the blood, formed from prothrombin, that causes clotting by
converting fibrinogen to fibrin. Origin of thrombin. thromb(us) + -in. Webster's New
Oct 3, 2005 ... Thrombin is produced from prothrombin by the action either of the extrinsic
system (tissue factor _ phospholipid) or, more importantly, the ...