What is ancrod?

Ancrod is a fibrinogen-splitting substance obtained from the venom of the pit viper, Agkistrodon rhodostoma; used as an anticoagulant of blood.

Ancrod is a defibrinogenating agent derived from the venom of the Malayan pit viper. Defibrinogenating blood produces an anticoagulant effect. Ancrod is not approved or marketed in any country. It is a thrombin like serine protease.…

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