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coagulase

 [ko-ag´u-lās]
a bacterial enzyme that reacts with a cofactor found in blood plasma to catalyze the formation of fibrin from fibrinogen. It is produced by most of the virulent strains of staphylococci, and by Yersinia pestis.

coagulase

(kō-ăg′yə-lās′, -lāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes, such as rennin or thrombin, that induce coagulation.

coagulase

An enzyme secreted by the micro-organism Staphylococcus aureus that causes clotting in blood plasma by converting prothrombin to thrombin. This ability probably contributes to the tendency of the organism to form abscesses.
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Species distribution & antimicrobial susceptibility of coagulase negative Staphylococci in a tertiary care hospital.
Clinical significance of a test for slime production in ventriculo-peritoneal shunt infections caused by coagulase negative staphylococci.
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On 7th July, culture yielded growth of CoNS that was characterized phenotypically as Staphylococcus haemolyticus, based on coagulase and DNAse tests and biochemical reactions.
Table 1--Bacterial counts of mesophilic bacteria, coliforms, coagulase positive and negative Staphylococci in tofu brand A.
Nos resultados de lanchonete, a presenca de estafilococos coagulase positiva foi verificada apenas em 1 amostra (APF2) com a contagem de 1,1x[10.sup.2] UFC/g (Tabela 1).