ADVISORY/FDA Approves Cathflo Activase to Restore Function to Central Venous Access Devices as Assessed by the Ability to Withdraw Blood.Health & Medical Writers
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Genentech, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
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One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. ), announced that its thrombolytic agent Cathflo(TM) Activase(R) (Alteplase), a tissue plasminogen activator tissue plasminogen activator
n. Abbr. TPA
1. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin, used to dissolve blood clots rapidly and selectively, especially in the treatment of heart attacks.
2. (t-PA), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA FDA
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n.pr the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration. ) for the restoration of function to central venous access devices (CVADs), as assessed by the ability to withdraw blood.
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