Definitions

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing thrombolysis

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  • noun a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle

Etymologies

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thrombo- +‎ lytic

Examples

  • As part of the Toronto protocol, paramedics were trained to screen for stroke and then transport stroke patients directly to a designated Regional Stroke Centre with an around-the-clock stroke team that could rapidly assess patients and administer tPA intravenously (also called thrombolytic therapy).

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Every few weeks a passenger has a heart attack so thrombolytic drugs are kept on-hand, says Chris Taylor, the ship's senior doctor.

    What It Takes to Keep a City Afloat

  • Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: a quantitative review of 23 randomised trials.

    Clive Meanwell, M.D.: Heart Attack Care: Why Finding the Best Hospital Makes a Big Difference

  • Primary angioplasty versus intravenous thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction: a quantitative review of 23 randomised trials.

    Clive Meanwell, M.D.: Heart Attack Care: Why Finding the Best Hospital Makes a Big Difference

  • Do not take with thrombolytic or blood thinning medications see p.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Do not take with thrombolytic or blood thinning medications see p.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • Later, Claudia learned that all the fuss about this medication was justified—the doctor had made a radical choice in selecting this new type of thrombolytic therapy because he worried that, as a young woman in her reproductive years who still had menstrual periods, the tPA might trigger uncontrollable bleeding.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • This plan should include a decision about administering thrombolytic drugs based on whether or not you have any history of unusual bleeding.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • Later, Claudia learned that all the fuss about this medication was justified—the doctor had made a radical choice in selecting this new type of thrombolytic therapy because he worried that, as a young woman in her reproductive years who still had menstrual periods, the tPA might trigger uncontrollable bleeding.

    Healing the Female Heart

  • This plan should include a decision about administering thrombolytic drugs based on whether or not you have any history of unusual bleeding.

    Healing the Female Heart

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