A 30-year-old member asked:
Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?
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Yes: Yes, your body is full of checks and balances. For every signal that promotes blood clotting, there is another prepared to anticoagulate. Unfortunately, this hasn't really been harnessed into a drug that can prevent blood clots quite yet.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: The clotting cascade is balanced by the non-clotting cascade & is super complex.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What is a natural anticoagulant present in human body?
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Cardiology 16 years experience
Several: Antithrombin 3, protein c and protein s come to mind.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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