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fibrinolysis

fibrinolysis (fib-ri-nol-i-sis) n. the process by which blood clots are removed from the circulation, involving digestion of the insoluble protein fibrin by the enzyme plasmin.

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fibrinolysis

fibrinolysis The breakdown of the protein fibrin by the enzyme plasmin (fibrinase or fibrinolysin), which occurs when blood clots are removed from the circulation.

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