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strep·to·kin·ase(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.
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(Biochemistry) an enzyme produced by streptococci that causes the fibrin of certain animal species to undergo lysis
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strep•to•ki•nase(ˌstrɛp toʊˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, -ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)
an enzyme used to dissolve blood clots.
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|Noun||1.||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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