urokinase

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noun uro·ki·nase \ˌyu̇r-ō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Definition of urokinase

  1. :  an enzyme that is produced by the kidney and found in urine, that activates plasminogen, and that is used therapeutically to dissolve blood clots (as in the heart)

First Known Use of urokinase

1952


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urokinase

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noun uro·ki·nase \ˌyu̇r-ō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz\

Medical Definition of urokinase

  1. :  an enzyme that is produced by the kidney and is found in human urine, that activates plasminogen, and that is used therapeutically to dissolve blood clots (as in the heart)


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