Definition of Thrombolytic agent
1. Noun. A kind of pharmaceutical that can break up clots blocking the flow of blood to the heart muscle.
Generic synonyms: Pharmaceutic, Pharmaceutical
Specialized synonyms: Activase, Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Medical Definition of Thrombolytic agent
1. Medications that dissolve blot clots (for example streptokinase, tissue plasminogen activator or TPA and urokinase). (27 Sep 1997)
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Literary usage of Thrombolytic agent
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1. Proceedings of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Symposium on edited by Judith H. LaRosa, Michael J. Horan, Eugene R. Passamani (1996)
"The decision to administer a thrombolytic agent to patients greater than 65 years of age and those with inferior myocardial infarction should rest on an ..."
2. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"Before they begin implementation of the definite MI algorithm, the team plans to address additional issues, including the selection of a thrombolytic agent ..."
3. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"For example, three recent small randomized trials of treatments for acute MI patients compared the effects of a clot-dissolving thrombolytic agent with ..."
4. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Aspirin was also shown to have an additional benefit in patients given a thrombolytic agent. Prevention of Recurrent MI and Unstable Angina Pectoris: These ..."