tissue plasminogen activator

noun
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of tissue plasminogen activator

: a clot-dissolving enzyme with an affinity for fibrin that is produced naturally in blood vessel linings and is used in a genetically engineered form to prevent damage to heart muscle following a heart attack and reduce neurological damage following ischemic stroke abbreviation TPA

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First Known Use of tissue plasminogen activator

1981


Medical Dictionary

tissue plasminogen activator

noun

medical Definition of tissue plasminogen activator

: a clot-dissolving enzyme that has an affinity for fibrin, that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin, that is produced naturally in blood vessel linings, and that is used in a genetically engineered form to prevent damage to heart muscle following a heart attack and to reduce neurological damage following ischemic stroke abbreviation tPA

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