n. an enzyme produced by some haemolytic bacteria of the genus Streptococcus that is capable of liquefying blood clots (See also fibrinolytic). It is injected to treat blockage of blood vessels, including deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, and pulmonary embolism. Side-effects may include digestive upsets, haemorrhage, and fever. Trade name: Streptase.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.