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Definition of "antiplatelet" []

  • Acting against or destroying blood platelets. (adjective)

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 "antiplatelet" in a sentence
  • "Further, the PROTEX Stent System may eliminate the need for long-term antiplatelet therapy, thereby decreasing costs and reducing bleeding risks to the patient."
  • "Dr Thomas Vassiliades (Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA), who voted against recommending approval, said that while the statistical analysis showed the device to be equivalent to warfarin therapy, "there were too many confounding variables, such as antiplatelet therapy, to approve.""
  • "The company said late yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration approved antiplatelet medication Brilinta to reduce the rate of heart arrack and cardiovascular death in adults with acute coronary syndrome."