blood thinner

noun

Definition of blood thinner

: a drug used to prevent the formation of blood clots by hindering coagulation of the blood

Other Words from blood thinner

blood-thinning \ ˈbləd-​ˌthi-​niŋ How to pronounce blood thinner (audio) \ adjective

Examples of blood thinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Twice-daily injections of a blood thinner took care of Colton's blood clot. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, 29 Apr. 2022 His doctor began treating the man with a blood thinner, 15 mg of rivaroxaban two times a day. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 With too much blood thinner, patients can bleed to death. Ellen Gabler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2021 Katie uses a syringe to extract a dose of the Heparin blood thinner, then injects it through a valve into the solution bag. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Feb. 2022 As a result he was told by his doctor to stop taking his blood thinner, warfarin, and switch to a less potent medicine. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2022 So in December 2011, her doctor put her on a blood thinner. John Fauber And Coulter Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 The blood thinner heparin is derived from pig intestines. Time, 20 Oct. 2021 Aspirin is best known as a pain reliever but is also a blood thinner that can reduce the chance of blood clots. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of blood thinner

1879, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2022

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blood thinner

noun
blood thin·​ner | \ -ˌthin-ər How to pronounce blood thinner (audio) \

Medical Definition of blood thinner

: a drug used to prevent the formation of blood clots by hindering coagulation of the blood

Other Words from blood thinner

blood-thinning adjective

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