topical thrombin


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

topical thrombin

A type of fibrin glue that may be applied locally (not injected) to a bleeding wound to stop blood loss.
See also: thrombin
References in periodicals archive ?
Disadvantages of topical thrombin include the cost of the product (including the cost of a plasma-collection device) and the need for operating room staff to collect and combine the product for use.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the proper application of product licensure and labeling standards for follow-on topical thrombin products.