clot-buster

noun clot-bust·er \ -ˌbəs-tər \

Definition of clot-buster

: a drug (such as streptokinase) used to dissolve blood clots

clot-busting

play \-tiŋ\ adjective

First Known Use of clot-buster

1984


Medical Dictionary

clot-buster

noun clot-bust·er \ ˈklät-ˌbəs-tər \

medical Definition of clot-buster

: a drug (as streptokinase or tissue plasminogen activator) used to dissolve blood clots

clot-busting

play \-tiŋ\ adjective

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