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.

Examples of antiplatelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All showed high levels of antiplatelet factor 4 antibodies, which are implicated in autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2021 Patients infected with the virus suffer a greater chance of blood clots due to hyper-reactive platelets, and aspirin is an antiplatelet agent. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2020

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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. 2021.

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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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