blood thinner


Definition of blood thinner

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

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

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The quarter’s results were driven by Bristol’s top-selling products, including Opdivo, whose sales rose 33% from a year earlier, and blood thinner Eliquis, which logged a 25% jump in sales. Jared S. Hopkins, WSJ, "Bristol-Myers Reports Higher Sales but Another Lung-Cancer Setback," 24 Jan. 2019 In the latest quarter, Pfizer’s results were boosted by the performance of key brands, such as the blood thinner Eliquis, Ibrance breast-cancer pills and rheumatoid-arthritis therapy Xeljanz. Jonathan D. Rockoff, WSJ, "Pfizer to Raise R&D Spending as Pipeline Focus Sharpens," 31 July 2018 So far in the Xarelto litigation, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson , which jointly developed and marketed the blood thinner, have won five of six trials, and had a court overturn its one loss. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Behind Bayer’s Tough Defense of Roundup," 23 Oct. 2018 From warfarin, Link derives a drug called Coumadin, which is used as a blood thinner to treat heart patients and prevent blood clotting. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW scientific advances include vitamins, growing human embryonic stem cells in lab," 12 July 2018 Lab tests revealed that the drug had been contaminated with brodifacoum, a blood thinner used in rat poison. Robert Mccoppin,, "More people sickened by synthetic marijuana believed to be tainted with rat poison," 25 June 2018 In 1984, Jones was also found guilty of injecting 4-week-old Rolando Santos with the blood thinner Heparin. Chris Harris,, "Texas Nurse Allegedly Confessed to Killing Dozens of Small Children: ‘I Really Did Kill Those Babies’," 20 Apr. 2018 At first, the nurse thought the pain medicine was causing confusion in Williams, who pushed for a CT scan and a blood thinner. Vanessa Hua, San Francisco Chronicle, "Training alone won’t end implicit bias," 18 Apr. 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Born: July 13, 1950 Jan. 9, 1982: 4-week-old Rolando Santos is injected with the blood thinner heparin at Medical Center Hospital. Sept. 17, 1982: 15-month-old Chelsea Ann McClellan dies. San Antonio Express-News, "Timeline: Genene Jones' path from murder to parole," 18 Apr. 2018

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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blood thinner

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

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