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fibrinolysis Line breaks: fi¦brin|oly¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs/

Definition of fibrinolysis in English:


[mass noun] Physiology
The enzymatic breakdown of the fibrin in blood clots.
Example sentences
  • Molecular markers related to hemostasis and fibrinolysis consist of proteins or peptides that indicate an ongoing physiological or abnormal process related to clot formation, thrombosis, vascular damage, or drug effect.
  • Increasing stomach pH in patients with an acute bleeding peptic ulcer will enhance platelet function and inhibit fibrinolysis, but do these actions result in better patient outcomes?
  • This includes the use of erythropoietin, surgical techniques that minimise blood loss, and drugs that inhibit fibrinolysis; greater degrees of anaemia are tolerated, and phlebotomy undertaken for diagnostic testing is minimal.


Example sentences
  • This literature mainly comprises the variation in genes for blood coagulation factors, inhibitors, fibrinolytic factors and platelet membrane receptors.
  • Acute infections that alter hemodynamics and fibrinolytic systems can trigger an ischemic event.
  • Hemostasis involves the integration of many procoagulant proteins, natural anticoagulants, fibrinolytic proteins, and platelet surface glycoproteins.
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