clopidogrel

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English[edit]

Molecular structure of clopidogrel

Noun[edit]

clopidogrel (uncountable)

  1. An oral antiplatelet agent used to inhibit blood clots in coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and cerebrovascular disease, having the chemical formula C16H16ClNO2S
    • 2009 February 4, Natasha Singer, “F.D.A. Panel Approves Lilly Drug for Clotting”, New York Times:
      For every 1,000 patients treated with prasugrel instead of clopidogrel, there would be three fewer cardiac-related deaths and 21 fewer nonfatal heart attacks — but there would also be two additional deaths caused by bleeding and three more incidents of serious but nonfatal bleeding, Dr. Unger told the panel.

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