epsilon-aminocaproic acid

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ε-aminocaproic acid

/ε-ami·no·ca·pro·ic ac·id/ (-kah-pro´ik) a nonessential amino acid that is an inhibitor of plasmin and of plasminogen activators 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.

epsilon-aminocaproic acid

A synthetic substance used to correct an overdose of certain fibrinolytic agents. It is also useful in treating excessive bleeding due to increased fibrinolytic activity in the blood.


the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet ε.

epsilon-aminocaproic acid
see ε-aminocaproic acid.
epsilon cell
see epsilon cell.