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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does the human body have a natural anticoagulant?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
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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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: The clotting cascade is balanced by the non-clotting cascade & is super complex.
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What is a natural anticoagulant present in human body?

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Dr. John Garner
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Several: Antithrombin 3, protein c and protein s come to mind.
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