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Related to clopidogrel: clopidogrel bisulfate
an inhibitor of platelet aggregation, used in the form of the bisulfate salt to prevent formation of thrombi and prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, and vascular death in patients with atherosclerosis; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C16H16ClNO2S, given in the form of its bisulfate, that inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease, certain forms of angina, or a recent history of heart attack or stroke.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
clopidogrelPlavix® Cardiology An antiplatelet agent that ↓ the risk of ischemic stroke, MI, and vascular death in Pts with prior cardiovascular disease Contraindications Active bleeding–eg, PUD, intracranial hemorrhage, or Pts at risk for bleeding due to trauma, surgery or other drug therapy Adverse events Dyspepsia, purpura, diarrhea, rash, intracranial hemorrhage, neutropenia. See CAPRIE. Cf Aspirin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
clopidogrelA drug that acts mainly by inhibiting the ADP-mediated platelet aggregation pathway and has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction. It usefully potentiates the action of aspirin. A brand name is Plavix.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005