Meaning of urokinase

u•ro•ki•nase

Pronunciation: (yoor"u-kī'nās, -nāz), [key]
— n. Biochem., Pharm.
  1. an enzyme, present in the blood and urine of mammals, that activates plasminogen and is used medicinally to dissolve blood clots.
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