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Alfa1 antitrypsin

Also known as: α1-antitrypsin Serpin family A member 1 Alpha1 proteinase inhibitor A1PI A1AT

Description

Human alpha1-proteinase inhibitor is understood to be the primary anti-protease in the lower respiratory tract, where it inhibits neutrophil elastase (NE). Normal healthy individuals produce sufficient alpha1-proteinase inhibitor to control the NE produced by activated neutrophils and are thus able to prevent inappropriate proteolysis of lung tissue by NE.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
B02AB02
Alfa1 antitrypsin
B Blood and blood forming organs → B02 Antihemorrhagics → B02A Antifibrinolytics → B02AB Proteinase inhibitors

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RESPREEZA Powder and solvent for solution
MPI, EU: SmPC