(biochem) a substance that counteracts the action of thrombin, preventing the formation of blood clots
antithrombin an·ti·throm·bin (ān’tē-thrŏm’bĭn, ān’tī-)
An anticoagulant that inhibits or prevents the effects of thrombin.
adjective preventing the formation of blood clots noun an antithrombotic drug
a medicine that invigorates or strengthens: a tonic of sulphur and molasses. anything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally: His cheerful greeting was a real tonic. . Music. the first degree of the scale; the keynote. Chiefly Eastern New England. soda pop. Phonetics. a tonic syllable or accent. pertaining to, maintaining, increasing, or restoring the tone […]
- Antitoxin unit
antitoxin unit antitoxin unit n. A unit expressing the strength or activity of an antitoxin.
antitrades, westerly winds lying above the winds in the tropics. noting or pertaining to such a wind. Historical Examples Some writers prefer to call the former the antitrades and the latter the countertrades. Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman plural noun winds in the upper atmosphere blowing in the opposite direction from and above the trade winds […]