Definition of urokinase in English:


Syllabification: u·ro·ki·nase
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͝orōˈkīˌnās, -ˌnāz


  • An enzyme produced in the kidneys that promotes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and can be used to dissolve blood clots.
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    • Tissue plasminogen activator and, to a lesser degree, urokinase are serine proteases which convert plasminogen to plasmin.
    • The systematic review included information on three different thrombolytic agents: streptokinase, urokinase, and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, but direct comparison of different thrombolytic drugs was not possible.
    • Five studies used streptokinase, two used urokinase, and four used tissue plasminogen activator.

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