Definitions for fibrinolysisˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•bri•nol•y•sisˌfaɪ brəˈnɒl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. the disintegration or dissolution of fibrin, esp. by enzymatic action.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of fibrinolysis:

1905–10; fibrin+-o-+-lysis

fi•bri•no•lyt•icˌfaɪ brə nlˈɪt ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fibrinolysis(noun)

    a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots

    "drugs causing fibrinolysis have been utilized therapeutically"


  1. fibrinolysis(Noun)

    The process wherein a fibrin clot, the product of coagulation, is broken down.


  1. Fibrinolysis

    Fibrinolysis is a process that prevents blood clots from growing and becoming problematic. This process has two types: primary fibrinolysis and secondary fibrinolysis. The primary type is a normal body process, whereas secondary fibrinolysis is the breakdown of clots due to a medicine, a medical disorder, or some other cause. In fibrinolysis, a fibrin clot, the product of coagulation, is broken down. Its main enzyme plasmin cuts the fibrin mesh at various places, leading to the production of circulating fragments that are cleared by other proteases or by the kidney and liver.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fibrinolysis

    The natural enzymatic dissolution of FIBRIN.


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