Definition of streptokinase in English:


Syllabification: strep·to·ki·nase
Pronunciation: /ˌstreptəˈkīnās, -ˈkinās, -nāz


  • An enzyme produced by some streptococci that is involved in breaking down red blood cells. It is used to treat inflammation and blood clots.
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    • It is therefore unsurprising that patients with pulmonary embolism treated with streptokinase and urokinase are three times more likely to show clot resolution than patients taking heparin alone.
    • And then the astounding discovery was made that a bacterial enzyme, streptokinase, could dissolve human clots.
    • Five studies used streptokinase, two used urokinase, and four used tissue plasminogen activator.

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