[strep-toh-kahy-neys, -neyz, -kin-eys, -eyz]
- an enzyme used to dissolve blood clots.
Origin of streptokinase
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- an enzyme produced by streptococci that causes the fibrin of certain animal species to undergo lysis
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streptokinase(strĕp′tō-kĭn′ās, -āz, -kī′nās, -nāz)
- A proteolytic enzyme produced by hemolytic streptococci, capable of dissolving fibrin and used medically to dissolve blood clots.
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