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Blood Thinners: Facts and Fictions

Blood Thinners: Facts and Fictions

This week, I’d like to discuss a class of medication that we colloquially refer to as “blood thinners.” It is a term that reflects how physicians often use non-medical words to describe medications or medical conditions. Blood thinners refers generally to a variety of drugs that alter the tendency of blood to clot and includes antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants (also known…

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Blood Thinners: Facts and Fictions

Blood Thinners: Facts and Fictions

Last week, we discussed a class of medications called “statins.” This week, I’d like to discuss an even broader class: “blood thinners,” a term that reflects how physicians often use non-medical words to describe medications or medical conditions. Blood thinners refers generally to a variety of drugs that alter the tendency of blood to clot and includes antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants (also…

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