urokinase

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u·ro·ki·nase

 (yo͝or′ō-kī′nās, -nāz)
n.
An enzyme originally found in human urine that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and is used in medicine to dissolve blood clots.

urokinase

(ˌjʊərəʊˈkaɪneɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) a biochemical catalyst present in urine and the blood stream

u•ro•ki•nase

(ˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz)

n.
an enzyme, present in the blood and urine of mammals, that activates plasminogen and is used medicinally to dissolve blood clots.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urokinase - protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen to plasmin and so initiates fibrinolysis
peptidase, protease, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme - any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
Translations

ur·o·ki·nase

n. urocinasa, enzima presente en la orina que se emplea en la disolución de coágulos.

urokinase

n uroquinasa (INN), urokinasa or urocinasa