Definition of "thrombolysis" [thrombolysis]

  • Dissolution or destruction of a thrombus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thrombolysis" in a sentence
  • "Chemical thrombolysis is where a medication, such as TPA or Urokinase, is administered directly into the clot through a catheter to dissolve it."
  • "Darren was soon to benefit from a treatment called thrombolysis, using a clot-busting drug."
  • "Now not all of those deliver thrombolytic therapy, there's another tier of units that are tPA capable and that brings in the issue of hospital bypass and selection of patients in the field for thrombolysis, which is a tricky issue."