[ yoor-uh-kahy-neys, -neyz ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz /
noun Biochemistry, Pharmacology.
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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Medical definitions for urokinase
[ yur′ō-kī′nās, -nāz ]
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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