plasminogen

noun

plas·​min·​o·​gen plaz-ˈmi-nə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio)
: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

Examples of plasminogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tranexamic acid: Can be used topically or orally; there are a multitude of studies that have shown tranexamic acid slows melanin synthesis by inhibiting the plasminogen/plasmin pathways. Kristine Thomason, Glamour, 8 Aug. 2023 As illustrated in the figure below, the RBD domain was linked to a human plasminogen activator (tPA) and a V5 tag to allow the immune system to better detect the viral gene segment. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plasminogen was in 1945

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“Plasminogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plasminogen. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

plasminogen

noun
plas·​min·​o·​gen plaz-ˈmin-ə-jən How to pronounce plasminogen (audio)
: the precursor of plasmin that is found in blood plasma and serum

called also profibrinolysin

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