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Definition of Annexin V

Annexin V: A substance that normally forms a shield around certain phospholipid molecules in the blood, blocking their entry into coagulation (clotting) reactions. Annexin V is thought to be a cause of antiphospholipid syndrome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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