urokinase

[ 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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Origin of urokinase

First recorded in 1955–60; uro-1 + kinase
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Medical definitions for urokinase

urokinase
[ yur′ō-kīnās, -nāz ]

n.

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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