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thrombolytic

adjective throm·bo·lyt·ic \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈli-tik \

Definition of thrombolytic

: destroying or breaking up a thrombus
  • a thrombolytic agent
  • thrombolytic therapy

thrombolysis

play \ˌthräm-ˈbä-lə-səs\ noun

First Known Use of thrombolytic

1914

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thrombolytic

noun

Definition of thrombolytic

: a thrombolytic drug : clot-buster

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First Known Use of thrombolytic

1965

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Medical Dictionary

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thrombolytic

adjective throm·bo·lyt·ic \ ˌthräm-bə-ˈlit-ik \

medical Definition of thrombolytic

: destroying or breaking up a thrombus
  • a thrombolytic agent
  • thrombolytic therapy

thrombolysis

play \ˌthräm-ˈbäl-ə-səs\ noun, plural thrombolyses play \-ˌsēz\

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thrombolytic

noun

medical Definition of thrombolytic

: a thrombolytic drug (as streptokinase or urokinase) : clot-buster

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