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Medical Term:

Russell viper venom

Pronunciation: rus'el

Definition: a venom derived from the Russell viper (Vipera russelli), which acts as an intrinsic thromboplastin; used in the laboratory evaluation of deficiencies of factor X or topically to arrest local hemorrhage in hemophilia.

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