aminocaproic acid


ami·​no·​ca·​pro·​ic acid ə-ˌmē-nō-kə-ˌprō-ik- How to pronounce aminocaproic acid (audio)
: a drug C6H13NO2 that inhibits the breakdown of fibrin by blocking the activation of plasminogen and is used to control bleeding (as during surgery) especially in cases where blood clots are broken down too quickly

Note: Aminocaproic acid is a chemical analog of lysine and is marketed under the trademark Amicar.

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“Aminocaproic acid.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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