antistreptokinase

noun

an·​ti·​strep·​to·​ki·​nase -ˌstrep-tō-ˈkī-ˌnās, -ˌnāz How to pronounce antistreptokinase (audio)
variants also anti-streptokinase
: an antibody that acts against streptokinase
often used before antibody
The prevalence of antistreptokinase antibodies in the general population and in patients presenting to the coronary care unit for the first time is unknown, and their potential to neutralise a standard dose of streptokinase has not been rigorously evaluated.Maurice B. Buchalter et al., British Heart Journal

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“Antistreptokinase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antistreptokinase. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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