clopidogrel

noun

clo·​pid·​o·​grel klō-ˈpi-də-ˌgrel How to pronounce clopidogrel (audio)
: 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

Examples of clopidogrel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One 2020 study found that people taking clopidogrel had fewer cherry angiomas than others. Sarah Fielding, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Still, some research has found that clopidogrel may help prevent cherry angiomas. Sarah Fielding, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 For someone like you, with no more than an average risk for bleeding, most experts would use aspirin, plus clopidogrel for six to 12 months. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2022 Using two medicines to prevent clotting (such as aspirin plus clopidogrel, or Plavix) reduces the function of the blood-clotting cells. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 14 Sep. 2022 People with any bleeding disorder or those who are taking medication to prevent clotting, such as warfarin, apixaban (Eliquis) or clopidogrel (Plavix), should discuss curcumin or turmeric supplements with their doctor before taking. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 2 June 2022 Anticoagulants like warfarin, apixaban (Eliquis) and clopidogrel (Plavix) increase the likelihood of bruises, which older people even without these medications can get. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 4 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1989, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clopidogrel was circa 1989

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“Clopidogrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clopidogrel. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

clopidogrel

noun
clo·​pid·​o·​grel klō-ˈpid-ə-ˌgrel How to pronounce clopidogrel (audio)
: 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

Note: Clopidogrel is marketed under the trademark Plavix.

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