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How does argatroban work?

One step in the process of forming blood clots is that blood cells called platelets come together and get trapped in protein threads. Another protein called thrombin helps make the fibers that trap the platelets. Argatroban is a direct thrombin inhibitor (DTI). It binds to thrombin and prevents it from working. So the protein fibers do not form to trap the platelets, and the blood clot does not form.

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