[plaz-min] /ˈplæz mɪn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a proteolytic enzyme that causes fibrinolysis in blood clots

plasmin plas·min (plāz’mĭn)
An enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and esters of arginine and histidine and converts fibrin to soluble products. Also called fibrinase, fibrinolysin.


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