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ristocetin

Pronunciation: ris'to-se'tin

Definition: An antibiotic produced by the fermentation of Amycolatopsis orientalis lurida, comprising two substances; ristocetin A and ristocetin B; although no longer used, it causes platelet agglutination and blood coagulation and was used to assay those functions.

Synonym(s): ristomycin

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