Meaning of thromboplastin
Pronunciation: (throm"bu-plas'tin), [key]
- a lipoprotein in the blood that converts prothrombin to thrombin.
- a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the brains of cattle, used chiefly as a local hemostatic and as a laboratory reagent in blood prothrombin tests. Also called
- thromboplastin (Thesaurus)