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strep tuh kahynays

  • n  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

  • It prescribes both TPA and streptokinase, for instance, depending on the specifics of the patient's condition.
  • Her father knew nothing of the controversy among medical experts about the value of Varidase, a mixture of two enzymes, streptokinase and streptodornase (PTI, March 12), in her .
  • It also makes a diverse line of pharmaceuticals: interferon for cancer treatment, epidermal growth factor for wound healing, streptokinase for heart attacks and monoclonal .

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