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 (kō-ăg′yə-lās′, -lāz′)
Any of various enzymes, such as rennin or thrombin, that induce coagulation.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that causes coagulation of blood


(koʊˈæg yəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)
an enzyme that causes coagulation, esp. of the blood.
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Noun1.coagulase - an enzyme that induces coagulation
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
thrombin - an enzyme that acts on fibrinogen in blood causing it to clot
chymosin, rennin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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After incubation, a presumptive count of colony-forming units (CFU) was performed, the presumptive colonies were selected and transferred to Brain Heart Infusion broth (Difco, Sparks, USA), and confirmation was performed by phenotypic tests of Gram staining, catalase and coagulase production.
The microorganisms that were isolated as single or multiple growths in order of frequency were Coagulase Negative Staphylococcus spp.
cepacia: Burkholderia cepacia, ICU: Intensive care unit, CTVS: Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery Table 3: List of organisms isolated from different environmental samples Type of environmental sample Organisms isolated Lid (inner and outer surfaces) of Coagulase negative Staphylococci, blood culture bottles Enterococcus spp.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) is coagulase positive staphylococci identified by Devriese et al.
During observations, 39 specimens were growth positive; the biochemistry of isolates revealed that they were coagulase, catalase and oxidase negative, TSI, gel hydrolysis positive and were able to ferment glucose, lactose, maltose, galactose, fructose, sucrose, starch and raffinose.
lugdunensis produces a bound coagulase but no free coagulase, and thus the short coagulase test may be positive but the long coagulase test--which definitively identifies a species as coagulase-positive--will remain negative.
The scarcity of reported cases of human infection, combined with variable biochemical properties of this germ in routine identification tests, mainly concerning coagulase activity, may favor misdiagnosis.
The micro-organisms most commonly isolated from otitis in dogs have been coagulase positive Staphylococci.
Coagulase positive staphylococcal infections are an important cause of death.
Coagulase negative staphylococci as causative agents of urinary tract infections- prevalence and resistance status in IGIMS, Patna.
In a comparison of virulence factors between biofilm-forming isolates and planktonic cells, significant difference was seen for plasma coagulase and hemolysin production.
Staphylococcal isolates were subjected to coagulase test to differentiate Staphylococcus aureus from other Staphylococcal species.