Antithrombotics are substances that reduce blood clotting.
- Anticoagulants - reduce blood clotting by affecting the production and effects of coagulation factors.
- Antiplatelet agents – prevent the formation of a thrombus by inhibiting the functions of platelets – e.g. acetylsalicylic acid.
- Thrombolytics – dissolve the formed thrombus, include fibrinolytics – e.g. streptokinase.
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