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urokinase

[yoo r-uh-kahy-neys, -neyz] /ˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz/
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.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; uro-1 + kinase
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urokinase in Medicine

urokinase u·ro·ki·nase (yur'ō-kī'nās, -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. Also called plasminogen activator.

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