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