from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A proteolytic enzyme that is produced by hemolytic streptococci, is capable of converting plasminogen to plasmin, and is used medically to dissolve blood clots.
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- n. Any of a class of enzymes that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and are used to dissolve blood clots
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- n. an enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism
For example, let us take streptokinase, which is used to interrupt the formation of a clot at the moment
Randomised trial of intravenous streptokinase, oral aspirin, both, or neither among 17,187 cases of suspected acute myocardial infarction: ISIS2.
I was lucky again—as with the streptokinase—that they were experimenting with it in that particular hospital.
Suddenly, at the last moment, someone came up with the idea to use streptokinase.
Streptokinase had been known and well described since the 1930s - and lovers of history of science should not miss this biography of William Smith Tillett, who in addition to streptokinase also described C-reactive protein.
Keiko Castellano had received too much of a different blood thinner, streptokinase.
Well, streptokinase isn't the newest drug on the market, but it's okay if used properly.
The streptokinase is excellent, and it does not even leave blood clots.
We now have the maningococci vaccine and the hepatitis vaccine through genetic engineering, just as we have the streptokinase through genetic engineering.
Center's (Eyverkinasa), which is a recombinant streptokinase used in case of a heart attack; (Evermin), which is an epidermic growth factor; and Interferon.
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