Alteplase. Definition

Medical Definition: Alteplase

Form of tissue plasminogen activator produced in the laboratory. It helps dissolve blood clots and is used to treat heart attacks, strokes and blood clots in the lungs. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. A type of systemic thrombolytic agent. Also called recombinant tissue plasminogen activator, Activase, and r-tPA.

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