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fi·bri·nol·y·sis

 (fī′brə-nŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fi·bri·nol·y·ses (-sēz′)
The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.

fi′bri·no·lyt′ic (-nə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

fibrinolysis

(ˌfɪbrɪˈnɒlɪsɪs)
n
(Physiology) the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
fibrinolytic adj

fi•bri•nol•y•sis

(ˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, esp. by enzymatic action.
[1905–10; fibrin + -o- + -lysis]
fi•bri•no•lyt•ic (ˌfaɪ brə nlˈɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fibrinolysis - a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots; "drugs causing fibrinolysis have been utilized therapeutically"
dissolution, disintegration - separation into component parts
Translations

fi·bri·nol·y·sis

n. fibrinólisis, disolución de fibrina por la acción de enzimas;
primary ______ primaria;
therapeutic ______ terapéutica.

fibrinolysis

n fibrinolisis f, fibrinólisis f
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The use of fibrinolytic agents, which are a second option when primary angioplasty is not possible, decreased from 11% to 4%.
Instillation of fibrinolytic agents into the pleural space offers the benefit of lysing the fibrin adhesion thereby promoting pleural fluid drainage and thus avoiding surgery.
Three patients received fibrinolytic agents in the emergency room and one in an intensive care unit.
Fibrinolytic agents such as tPA are also given to provide localized clot lysis in the coronary vasculature in order to clear nascent thrombus in the coronary arteries.
In medical treatment, heparin or fibrinolytic agents are used.
Antibiotics have no proven role in the management of HSS, while anticoagulants and fibrinolytic agents are generally contraindicated because of the increased risk of fatal hemorrhage.
The other modalities of treatment are intrapleural instillation of fibrinolytic agents, thoracoscopic decortication (VATS), but these methods are not of much use in third stage empyema.
Thrombolysis is limited by the risk of hemorrhagic complications, especially with long acting fibrinolytic agents, longer infusions and with an underlying bleeding predisposition.
fibrinolytic agents use an enzymatic action to help dissolve blood clots.