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What are Fibrinolytic drugs also called?

Clot busters

What enzyme breaks down fibrin?

Plasmin

Plasmin

What increased plasmin concentration?

Tissue plasminogen activator




Plasminogen is plasmin precursor

Drugs that contain plasmin activating factors?

Reteplase


Altepase


Streptkinase

Disadvantages to using plasmin?

1) Blood clot can only be broken down for a short time, before it is too far matured




2) Breaking down the blood clot may cause embolism elswhere

Are there any other ways to remove a blood clot?

Clots can also be removed mechanically