thrombolytic therapy

fibrinolytic t.

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  • thrombolytic therapy — noun therapy consisting of the administration of a pharmacological agent to cause thrombolysis of an abnormal blood clot • Hypernyms: ↑therapy …   Useful english 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 — 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 — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • therapy — 1. The treatment of disease or disorder by any method. SEE ALSO: therapeutics. 2. In psychiatry, and clinical psychology, a short term for psychotherapy. SEE ALSO: psychotherapy …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrinolytic therapy — the use of fibrinolytic agents (prourokinase, streptokinase, t plasminogen activator, u plasminogen activator) to lyse thrombi in patients with acute peripheral arterial occlusion, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and acute myocardial… …   Medical dictionary

  • TTATTS — Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Stroke [study] …   Medical dictionary

  • TTOPP — Thrombolytic Therapy in Older Patient Population [study] …   Medical dictionary

  • TTATTS — • Thrombolytic Therapy in Acute Thrombotic/Thromboembolic Stroke [study] …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • TTOPP — • Thrombolytic Therapy in Older Patient Population [study] …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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