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[mass noun] An enzyme produced by some streptococci which is involved in breaking down red blood cells. It is used to treat blood clots and inflammation.
- ‘Five studies used streptokinase, two used urokinase, and four used tissue plasminogen activator.’
- ‘In general, if there are no contraindications, streptokinase is preferred by some because of its lower cost.’
- ‘It appears that streptokinase and urokinase are equally effective.’
- ‘And then the astounding discovery was made that a bacterial enzyme, streptokinase, could dissolve human clots.’
- ‘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.’
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