noun Biochemistry.
fibrinolysin ( def 1 ).

1865–70; plasm- + -in2 Unabridged
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plasmin (ˈplæzmɪn)
a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots

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plasmin plas·min (plāz'mĭn)
An enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and esters of arginine and histidine and converts fibrin to soluble products. Also called fibrinase, fibrinolysin.

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Both drugs exploit the body's limited ability to break up clots by boosting levels of plasmin, a clot-busting protein.
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