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FASEB Breakthroughs in Bioscience article. The venom from a Malaysian pit viper contains an anticolagulant drug which is being studied for use in treating stroke patients. This drug improves blood flow by reducing the amount of fibrinogen (clotting protein) in the blood plasma. The saliva from vampire bats serves as the basis for a new candidate for a thrombolytic therapeutic.

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    Tutorial or self-directed instruction,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722024340261T,Thrombosis,Education

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