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enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot factor III , thrombokinase , thromboplastin
coagulation factor that is converted to an enzyme that converts prothrombin to thrombin in a reaction that depends on calcium ions and other coagulation factors factor X , prothrombinase
low level of prothrombin (factor II) in the circulating blood; results in long clotting time and poor clot formation and sometimes excessive bleeding; can result from vitamin K deficiency hypothrombinemia
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