Definition of Streptokinase

1. Noun. An enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme



Definition of Streptokinase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of a class of enzymes that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin and are used to dissolve blood clots ¹

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Definition of Streptokinase

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Streptokinase

strepsirrhines
streptavadin
streptavidin
strepto-
streptobacilli
streptobacillus
streptocarpus
streptococcal
streptococcal sore throat
streptococci
streptococcic
streptococcus
streptococcus tonsilitis
streptodornase
streptogramin
streptokinase (current term)
streptokinases
streptolysin
streptolysins
streptomyces
streptomycete
streptomycetes
streptomycin
streptomycins
streptophyte
streptophytes
streptose
streptothricin
streptothricins
streptothrix

Literary usage of Streptokinase

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1. Identifying Health Technologies That Work: Searching For Evidence by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"One thrombolytic drug, streptokinase, has existed for years, but until the mid-1980s it saw relatively little use. The 20 randomized trials that had ..."

2. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"The three drugs differ substantially in cost, which ranges from roughly $300 per dose for streptokinase to approximately $1700 for APSAC and $2200 for tPA. ..."

3. Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Symposium on edited by Judith H. LaRosa, Michael J. Horan, Eugene R. Passamani (1996)
"The Western Washington intravenous streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction randomized trial. Circulation 1988:77:2345-52 10. Van de Werf F, Arnold AER, ..."

4. Tools for Evaluating Health Technologies: Five Background Papers by Edward M. Kennedy, Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1995)
"The three drugs differ substantially in cost, which ranges from roughly $300 per dose for streptokinase to approximately $1700 for APSAC and $2200 for tPA. ..."

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