antiplatelet

adjective
an·​ti·​plate·​let | \ ˌan-tē-ˈplāt-lət How to pronounce antiplatelet (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antiplatelet

: preventing or inhibiting platelets from adhering to each other The drugʼs antiplatelet activity reduces the risk of blood clot formation in stroke survivors.

First Known Use of antiplatelet

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Antiplatelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiplatelet. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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antiplatelet

adjective
an·​ti·​plate·​let | \ -ˈplāt-lət How to pronounce antiplatelet (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiplatelet

: acting against or destroying blood platelets antiplatelet drugs

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