Definition of streptokinase in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme produced by some streptococci which is involved in breaking down red blood cells. It is used to treat blood clots and inflammation.
- 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.
Definition of streptokinase in:
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