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blood thinner

n.
A drug used to inhibit blood clotting.

blood thinner

Vox populi Anticoagulant, see there.

blood thinner

A popular but erroneous name for an anticoagulant.
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Several new blood thinners have become available in the last few years--but for many people, warfarin (Coumadin[R]), which was first approved in the U.
Previous studies have demonstrated this treatment option is not as beneficial as oral blood thinners such as warfarin for reduction of thromboembolism, an obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot that has become dislodged, most often from the heart in AF patients.
The independent review panel deemed apixaban more effective than aspirin in preventing strokes and embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation who can't take blood thinners such as warfarin, the companies said.
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a popular blood thinner medication taken to prevent blood clots that lead to stroke and even death.
4 February 2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a new date for potential marketing approval of AstraZeneca's (LON: AZN) (STO: AZN) experimental blood thinner Brilinta at 20 July 2011 after it has received additional information on the product.
Bayer AG's (Leverkusen DEU) blood thinner Xarelto matched the standard therapy at preventing blood clots in patients with an irregular heartbeat, results that may determine its success in a market worth as much as $14 billion a year.
Q: What can you tell me about dabigatran, a new blood thinner that is in the news?
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): The blood thinner warfarin should be prescribed with caution in some heart patients with kidney failure, say researchers who found that the drug was linked to an increased risk of stroke.
A new way of making heparin, a common blood thinner, could protect against contamination.
An insider at London's City Hospital said: "His medical team knows he won't take their advice to rest so they are teaching him to inject blood thinner so he will be safe to fly.