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strep·to·kin·ase

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

streptokinase

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

strep•to•ki•nase

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

n.
an enzyme used to dissolve blood clots.
[1945–50]
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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
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streptokinase

n estreptoquinasa
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