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urokinase

[yoo r-uh-kahy-neys, -neyz]
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noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. an enzyme, present in the blood and urine of mammals, that activates plasminogen and is used medicinally to dissolve blood clots.
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Origin of urokinase

First recorded in 1955–60; uro-1 + kinase
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urokinase in Medicine

urokinase

(yur′ō-kīnās, -nāz)
n.
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and is produced in the kidney, excreted in the urine, and used to dissolve blood clots.plasminogen activator
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