clopidogrel

noun
clo·​pid·​o·​grel | \klō-ˈpi-də-ˌgrel \

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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For example, patients with a certain variant of the CYP2C19 gene associated with a platelet clotting disorder do not respond to the drug Plavix (clopidogrel), frequently prescribed to prevent clot formation. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "Bad genes don’t mean you are doomed to heart disease and early death," 24 Feb. 2018 For longer-term drugs such as clopidogrel, some programs will dispense the discharge prescriptions and send refill prescriptions to any pharmacy the patient chooses. Fran Kritz, Washington Post, "‘Meds-to-beds’ programs aim to prevent re-hospitalization," 4 Sep. 2017

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circa 1989, in the meaning defined above

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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. Hankey, The New England Journal of Medicine, 4 July 2013

Note: Clopidogrel is marketed under the trademark Plavix.

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