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fibrinolysis

 [fi″brĭ-nol´ĭ-sis]
the dissolution of fibrin by enzymatic action. adj. adj fibrinolyt´ic.
Fibrinolysis. From Copstead, 1995.

fi·bri·nol·y·sis

(fī-bri-nol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation fibronoly'sis.
1. Hydrolysis of fibrin.
2. The process of dissolution of fibrin in blood clots.
[fibrino- + G. lysis, dissolution]

fibrinolysis

/fi·bri·nol·y·sis/ (fi″brin-ol´ĭ-sis) dissolution of fibrin by enzymatic action.fibrinolyt´ic

fibrinolysis

(fī′brə-nŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. fibrinoly·ses (-sēz′)
The breakdown of fibrin, usually by the enzymatic action of plasmin.

fi′bri·no·lyt′ic (-nə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

fibrinolysis

[fī′brinol′isis]
the process of fibrin digestion by plasmin that is the normal mechanism for the removal of fibrin clots. It is stimulated by adhesion of plasmin and tissue plasminogen activator to fibrin. fibrinolytic, adj.

fi·bri·nol·y·sis

(fī'bri-nol'i-sis)
Hydrolysis of fibrin.
[fibrino- + G. lysis, dissolution]

fibrinolysis

The use of drugs to dissolve blood clots in the circulation. Enzymes such as streptokinase or urokinase, which break down FIBRIN, are used. A combination of fibrinolysis and aspirin, given soon after a coronary attack, greatly improves the chances of survival.

Fibrinolysis

The clot dissolving portion of the coagulation process.
Mentioned in: Fibrin Split Products

fibrinolysis

hydrolysis of fibrin; i.e. initiation of blood clot dissolution

fi·bri·nol·y·sis

(fī'bri-nol'i-sis)
Hydrolysis of fibrin.
[fibrino- + G. lysis, dissolution]

fibrinolysis

(fī´brinol´isis),
n the continual process of fibrin decomposition during the removal of small fibrin clots by the action of enzyme fibrinolysin.

fibrinolysis

the dissolution of fibrin by enzymatic action.

pathological fibrinolysis
see primary fibrinolysis (below).
primary fibrinolysis
occurs with an excess of activators or decreased plasma inhibitors that cause hyperplasminemia, as in severe liver disease, heat stroke and malignancy.
secondary fibrinolysis
is a response to the widespread formation of microthrombi as in disseminated intravascular coagulation.