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Dr. von Kaulla introduces his comprehensive monograph with blood-curdling statistics which stress the highly important role of thromboembolic disease as a cause of mortality and morbidity today. After a brief history, the author points out that the currently available thrombolytic preparations are by no means ideal. The next section which deals with the basic components of the human fibrinolytic enzyme system is excellent. This complex system is clearly defined and each component discussed in some detail. Particular attention is paid to the mode of action and assay of urokinase. Rather short sections deal with the relationships between fibrinolysis and disease,
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Chemistry of Thrombolysis: Human Fibrinolytic Enzymes.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-3-419_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(3):419.
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