streptokinase

noun strep·to·ki·nase \ ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās , -ˌnāz \

Definition of streptokinase

:a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin

First Known Use of streptokinase

1944


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streptokinase

noun strep·to·ki·nase \ ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz \

medical Definition of streptokinase

:a proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that promotes the dissolution of blood clots by activating plasminogen to produce plasmin — see varidase

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