medical Definition of atherothrombosis
- As with any drug used to prevent atherothrombosis, vascular events are frequent among patients treated with aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs, and this phenomenon is sometimes described as treatment failure.
- —Carlo Patrono et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 1 Dec. 2005
atherothromboticplay \ˌa-thə-(ˌ)rō-thräm-ˈbä-tik, -thrəm-\ adjective
- The use of aspirin is primarily for the primary and secondary prevention of atherothrombotic disease.
- —Kenneth A. Bauer, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 6 Apr. 2011