al·​te·​plase ˈal-tə-ˌplās How to pronounce alteplase (audio)
: a recombinant form of tissue plasminogen activator that is used to prevent damage to heart muscle following a heart attack and to reduce neurological damage following ischemic stroke
Intravenous thrombolytic treatment with alteplase, initiated within 3 hours after the onset of symptoms, is the only medical therapy currently available for acute ischemic stroke.Werner Hacket et al., The New England Journal of Medicine

Note: Alteplase is marketed under the trademark Activase.

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“Alteplase.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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