Meaning of Activase:
A form of tissue plasminogen activator that is made in the laboratory. It is used to treat heart attacks, strokes, clots in the lungs and helps d issolve blood clots. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer.
Activase is a type of systemic thrombolytic agent. Also called Alteplase, r-tPA, and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator.