"Prothrombin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A plasma protein that is the inactive precursor of thrombin. It is converted to thrombin by a prothrombin activator complex consisting of factor Xa, factor V, phospholipid, and calcium ions. Deficiency of prothrombin leads to hypoprothrombinemia.
- Factor II
- Blood Coagulation Factor II
- Differentiation Reversal Factor
- Factor, Differentiation Reversal
- Coagulation Factor II
- Factor II, Coagulation
- II, Coagulation Factor
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