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 (strĕp′tō-kĭn′ās, -āz, -kī′nās, -nāz)
A protein, produced by hemolytic streptococci, that converts plasminogen to plasmin and is used as a drug to dissolve blood clots.


(Biochemistry) an enzyme produced by streptococci that causes the fibrin of certain animal species to undergo lysis


(ˌstrɛp toʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, -ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)

an enzyme used to dissolve blood clots.
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Noun1.streptokinase - an enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions


n estreptoquinasa
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Delayed rupture of the spleen and streptokinase therapy.
Comparison by controlled clinical trial of streptokinase and heparin in treatment of life-threatening pulmonay embolism.
The clotted samples were then treated with alteplase, urokinase, streptokinase, tenectoplase, or reteplase.
Streptokinase borrowed from Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular science and Research Bangalore, Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS) from Bio-Rad laboratories.
This is a recombinant streptokinase which is much more economic as a result of the process by which it is made.
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As a first example, the 1993 GUSTO-I study consisted of four arms, but here only the following treatment arms will be considered: streptokinase plus intravenous heparin (C) versus rt-PA (recombinant tissue plasminogen activator) plus intravenous heparin (E).
Trauma (1,3,5,7,9,11,15) and anticoagulation with heparin, warfarin, streptokinase, and/or tissue plasminogen activator (2,4,6,8,10,13,14,16) are recognized as the most common causes of lingual hematoma.
Interpretation & conclusions: The enzyme exhibited similar fibrinolytic activity as that of streptokinase, on fibrin plates that were devoid of plasminogen, suggesting that its fibrinolytic action is independent of plasminogen and it is not a plasminogen activator.
ThromboGenics had earlier (December 6, 2006) announced the completion of a license agreement with Bharat Biotech to manufacture, develop and commercialize THR-100 as a replacement for established thrombolytics, such as streptokinase and urokinase, in developing countries.
Prognostic significance of the extent of myocardial injury in acute myocardial infarction treated by streptokinase (the GISSI trial).