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What is the difference between antiplatelets and blood thinners?

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Specializes in Pathology

Targets: Anti-platelets impair the functioning of platelets and prevent the formation of platelet plugs at the site of blood vessel injury. So called "Blood thinners", reduce the ability of the blood to form clots and thus inhibit the tendency to form clots in blood vessels.

Answered 5/29/2017

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