thrombolytic
I. adjective Date: 1929 destroying or breaking up a thrombus <
a thrombolytic agent
>
<
thrombolytic therapy
>
thrombolysis noun II. noun Date: 1965 a thrombolytic drug ; clot-buster

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  • thrombolytic — Breaking up or dissolving a thrombus. SYN: thromboclastic. * * * throm·bo·lyt·ic .thräm bə lit ik adj destroying or breaking up a thrombus <a thrombolytic agent> <thrombolytic therapy> throm·bol·y·sis .thräm bäl ə səs n, pl y·ses .sēz …   Medical dictionary

  • thrombolytic — noun a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle • Syn: ↑thrombolytic agent, ↑clot buster • Hypernyms: ↑pharmaceutical, ↑pharmaceutic • Hyponyms: ↑tissue plasminogen activ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrombolytic — See thrombolysis. * * * …   Universalium

  • thrombolytic — adjective Of, pertaining to, or causing thrombolysis …   Wiktionary

  • thrombolytic — adj. of the dissolution of a clot (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thrombolytic — throm·bo·lyt·ic …   English syllables

  • thrombolytic — adj. describing an agent that breaks up blood clots (thrombi). See: fibrinolytic, tissue type plasminogen activator …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Thrombolytic drug — Thrombolytic drugs are used in medicine to dissolve blood clots in a procedure termed thrombolysis. They limit the damage caused by the blockage of the blood vessel. Contents 1 Uses 2 Members 3 Side effects …   Wikipedia

  • Thrombolytic agents — Medications such as plasminogen activator (t PA) and streptokinase that are effective in dissolving clots (thrombi) and re opening arteries. Thrombolytic agents are used, for example, in the treatment of heart attacks …   Medical dictionary

  • thrombolytic agent — noun a kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle • Syn: ↑thrombolytic, ↑clot buster • Hypernyms: ↑pharmaceutical, ↑pharmaceutic • Hyponyms: ↑tissue plasminogen activator, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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