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Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor (Prolastin-C) is an injectable drug derived from human blood plasma that helps correct genetic deficiencies of the alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) protein, which can lead to serious lung disease like emphysema. Side effects, drug interactions, and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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