Definition of alteplase in English:

alteplase

noun

Pharmacology Medicine
  • A form of the enzyme plasminogen activator produced by genetic engineering and used to dissolve blood clots in thromboembolic disorders such as myocardial infarction, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in PR Newswire. From al- of unknown origin + t- and -e + pl- + -ase.

Pronunciation

alteplase

/ˈaltəpleɪz/