blood thinner

noun

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

Examples of blood thinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People who take blood thinners may want to avoid fish oil, which can thin the blood and increase the risk of bleeding, Basit said. Sherri Gordon, Health, 10 July 2024 The high content of vitamin K and potassium may be dangerous for people taking blood thinners or who have kidney disease. Alfalfa grass: This herb is rich in calcium, potassium, iron, and certain vitamins. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Verywell Health, 9 July 2024 For example, holy basil may interact with blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and immune support medications as well as blood thinners. Casey Seiden, Verywell Health, 19 June 2024 Cranberry juice may also interact with certain medications, including blood thinners or medications for acid reflux or ulcers. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for blood thinner 

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blood thinner was in 1879

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“Blood thinner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20thinner. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

blood thinner

noun
blood thin·​ner -ˌthin-ər How to pronounce blood thinner (audio)
: a drug used to prevent the formation of blood clots by hindering coagulation of the blood
blood-thinning adjective
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