thrombolysis

thrombolysis
Fluidifying or dissolving of a thrombus. [thrombo- + G. lysis, a dissolving]

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n.
the dissolution of a blood clot (thrombus) by the infusion of a fibrinolytic agent into the blood. It may be used in the treatment of phlebothrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and coronary thrombosis. See also tissue-type plasminogen activator.

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throm·bol·y·sis (throm-bolґĭ-sis) [thrombo- + -lysis] lysis of a thrombus or thrombi; it involves a complex series of events, of which the most important involves local action of plasmin within the substance of the thrombus.

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