Definition of Prothrombin:

Protein needed for clotting of the blood.

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Intestinal Malabsorption Syndrome

...the condition
“...Prolonged prothrombin time results from impaired vitamin-K absorption...”

Liver Function Test Requirement

...the condition
“...Prothrombin Time (PTT) Test...”
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Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...recommendation Vitamin K
“...Although bleeding time and prothrombin levels in women with menorrhagia are typically normal, the use of vitamin K (often in the form of chlorophyll) does have limited research support...”

Multiple Myeloma

...recommendation Vitamin K
“Many patients on high dose chemotherapy for lymphoma or myeloma test positive for prothrombin precursor PIVKA II...”
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Thyroid Medications a treatment
“...It can influence the prothrombin time ("protime") in patients in common consistently taking Coumadin (Warfarin)...”

Vitamin K a treatment
“...Not only is vitamin K involved in the synthesis of clotting factors VII, IX, and X; it is also involved in the conversion of pre-prothrombin to prothrombin (the precursor to thrombin), which is important in fibrin blood clot formation...”

Vitamin K Requirement

...the condition
“...The protein in the body most affected by vitamin K deficiency is a blood-clotting protein called prothrombin...”
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