What is the definition or description of: blood thinner?

Prevents clots. Blood thinners are any medications that inhibit steps in the pathway that leads to clotting. Aspirin and plavix, (clopidogrel) for example, inhibit platelet cells in the bloodstream from clumping together. Coumadin (warfarin) thins the blood by inhibiting the proteins in the blood that lead to deposition of fibrin, which makes up the bulk of clot material.

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What is the definition or description of: blood thinners?

Blood thinners. "blood thinner" is an imprecise term for a drug which prevents normal blood coagulation. Some medications inhibit platelet function (aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) etc.) and other interfere with various components of enzymes in the coagulation cascade (warfarin, heparin, enoxaparin, pradaxa, rivaroxaban, etc.). Read more...
Anti-Clotting Agents. Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction proteins (heparins, enoxaparin, etc.). Read more...