clopidogrel

noun clo·pid·o·grel \ klō-ˈpi-də-ˌgrel \
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of clopidogrel

: an antithrombotic agent that is taken orally in the form of its bisulfate C16H16ClNO2S·H2SO4 and inhibits ADP-induced aggregation of platelets
  • Indeed, most of the absolute benefit of clopidogrel plus aspirin is realized within the first few days after TIA and ischemic stroke, when the underlying atherosclerotic plaque is most unstable and the risk of recurrence is highest.
  • —Graeme J. Hankey
Note: Clopidogrel is marketed under the trademark Plavix

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clopidogrel

noun clo·pid·o·grel \ klō-ˈpid-ə-ˌgrel \

medical Definition of clopidogrel

: an antithrombotic agent that is administered in the form of its bisulfate C16H16ClNO2S·H2SO4 and inhibits ADP-induced aggregation of platelets
  • Indeed, most of the absolute benefit of clopidogrel plus aspirin is realized within the first few days after TIA and ischemic stroke, when the underlying atherosclerotic plaque is most unstable and the risk of recurrence is highest.
  • —Graeme J. HankeyThe New England Journal of Medicine4 July 2013
Note: Clopidogrel is marketed under the trademark Plavix.

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