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Molecular structure of clopidogrel


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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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