[ strep-toh-dawr-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˌstrɛp toʊˈdɔr neɪs, -neɪz /
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
a deoxyribonuclease, obtained from hemolytic streptococci, used in medicine for decomposing blood clots and fibrinous and purulent matter.
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Medical definitions for streptodornase
[ strĕp′tō-dôr′nās, -nāz ]
An enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci that is used medicinally, often in combination with streptokinase, to dissolve purulent or fibrinous secretions from infections.
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