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tissue plasminogen activator
n. Abbr. tPA or TPA
1. A clot-dissolving enzyme that is produced naturally by cells in the walls of blood vessels and catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin.
2. A preparation of this enzyme that is produced by genetic engineering and is used as a drug to dissolve blood clots in the immediate treatment of certain cases of stroke and heart attack.
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tissue plasminogen activator: an anticlotting enzyme of the blood, produced in quantity by genetic engineering for use in dissolving blood clots.
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|Noun||1.||tissue plasminogen activator - a thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction|
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tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)n activador m tisular del plasminógeno, activador del plasminógeno tisular
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