topical thrombin


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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
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Like endogenous thrombin, topical thrombin directly participates in the coagulation cascade to produce rapid and effective hemostatis and clotting at the site of bleeding.
TT results were compared with an in-house method (Parke-Davis topical thrombin diluted with normal saline and glycerol; 30 000 IU/L).
Consultation with an expert in coagulation disorders is recommended if a patient exhibits abnormal coagulation laboratory values, abnormal bleeding, or abnormal thrombosis following the use of topical thrombin.