- the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, especially by enzymatic action.
Origin of fibrinolysis
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Fibrinolytic and coagulent activities of certain snake venoms and proteases.
- the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots, esp by enzymes
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- The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.
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