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tranexamic acid

Line breaks: tran|ex¦am¦ic acid
Pronunciation: /ˌtranɛkˈsamɪk
 
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Definition of tranexamic acid in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound derived from cyclohexane which inhibits the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots and is used to treat haemorrhage.
Example sentences
  • One study has shown that tranexamic acid reduces transfusion requirements in patients presenting with non-variceal haemorrhage.
  • After dental extraction bleeding can be stopped with oral tranexamic acid mouth wash.
  • It has fewer side-effects than tranexamic acid.

Origin

1960s: from elements of the systematic name, trans-4-aminomethylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid.

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