e-aminocaproic acid


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ε-aminocaproic acid

 [ep´sĭ-lon-ah-me″no-kah-pro´ik]
an amino acid that is a potent inhibitor of plasminogen and plasmin and indirectly of fibrinolysis; used for treatment (as aminocaproic acid) of acute bleeding syndromes due to fibrinolysis and for the prevention and treatment of postsurgical hemorrhage.