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How does antithrombin III work?

Antithrombin III is a natural protein in your body that prevents blood clots from forming. Some people have a genetic disease where their body either does not make this protein at all or does not make enough of it. As a result, they are vulnerable to forming serious blood clots. Antithrombin III replaces what is missing and helps prevent blood clots from forming.

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