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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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 Maercklein said the decision to begin taking a blood thinner was fairly straightforward. Casey Ross Reprints, STAT, 29 Apr. 2021 What's important for the time being is for doctors to avoid using another common blood thinner known as heparin. Maggie Fox, CNN, 20 Apr. 2021 He was put on a blood thinner and eventually received a pacemaker, interventions that happen too late, or not at all, for hundreds of thousands of people who die every year of untreated heart disease. Casey Ross Reprints, STAT, 29 Apr. 2021 The woman was switched to another blood thinner called argatroban, along with intravenous immune globulin, according to the J&J and NEJM accounts. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, 18 Apr. 2021 Payments and cash prizes have been shown effective in encouraging blood donations, adherence to blood thinner drugs, blood glucose monitoring, physical activity and smoking cessation. The Conversation, oregonlive, 22 May 2021 Crucially, doctors have already been warned not to use a common blood thinner called heparin, which might accelerate the problem. Dr. Karine Tawagi, ABC News, 23 Apr. 2021 For example, one standard treatment for clots is a blood thinner called heparin, but the drug can, in very rare cases, cause the exact combination of low platelets and blood clots that doctors are concerned about. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 14 Apr. 2021 Sales for blood thinner Eliquis rose by one-quarter from a year ago to $1.6 billion, while sales for heart drug Vyndaqel nearly doubled to $453 million. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 4 May 2021

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First Known Use of blood thinner

1879, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2021

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“Blood thinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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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

blood-thinning adjective


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