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tissue plasminogen activator

 

Definition:

  1. a naturally occurring thrombolytic serine protease that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin;
  2. a genetically engineered protein used as a thrombolytic agent in myocardial infarction, stroke, and peripheral vascular thrombosis.

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