Definitions for urokinaseˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz
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u•ro•ki•naseˌyʊər əˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz(n.)
an enzyme, present in the blood and urine of mammals, that activates plasminogen and is used medicinally to dissolve blood clots.
Category: Biochemistry, Pharmacology
Origin of urokinase:
plasminogen activator, urokinase(noun)
protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen to plasmin and so initiates fibrinolysis
An enzyme, found in the urine, which converts plasminogen to plasmin, and is used in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis.