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-thinning (audio) \ adjective

Examples of blood thinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harrison Li said the prison doctor gave his father a blood pressure test and prescribed him a blood thinner, but would not respond to requests for a more thorough medical examination. James Griffiths, CNN, "How this Long Island man ended up in a Chinese prison on espionage charges," 25 June 2020 After she was hospitalized, she was given that blood thinner three times a day. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "Electronic health records are supposed to reduce medical errors in hospitals. But they fail to detect up to 33%, study says.," 2 June 2020 His team has started such a study and going forward will test varying doses of either the classic blood thinner heparin or one of the newer, oral anticoagulant drugs such as dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor. Maggie Fox, CNN, "Blood thinners may help patients with severe Covid-19 infections, study finds," 6 May 2020 Negri’s team gave the woman heparin, a common blood thinner, and not only her toes but her breathing recovered. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, "Why don’t some coronavirus patients sense their alarmingly low oxygen levels?," 28 Apr. 2020 The 155-year-old company also faces actions from some 24,300 plaintiffs alleging Bayer’s best-selling blood thinner Xarelto causes severe bleeding and even death. Ruth Bender, WSJ, "Behind Bayer’s Tough Defense of Roundup," 23 Oct. 2018 But buyer beware: Goji can interact with the blood thinner warfarin and other diabetes and blood pressure drugs. Paul Stephen,, "Cooking with Paul: Why freeze-dried fruit should be in your pantry at all times," 8 Feb. 2020 Chelsea was given a fatal injection of a muscle relaxant and Rolando received a large injection of a blood thinner. Washington Post, "Ex-Texas nurse pleads guilty in 1981 death of 11-month-old," 16 Jan. 2020 She was later given another 60 years for sickening 4-week-old Rolando Santos, who recovered from the injection of a blood thinner. Fox News, "Texas ex-nurse suspected of killing dozens of kids gets life sentence in toddler's 1981 murder," 17 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of blood thinner

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood thinner was in 1879

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9 Jul 2020

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“Blood thinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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