Substance that prevents blood clot formation. aka blood thinners
heparin, HepLock; warfarin, coumadin
Substance that prevents or stops hemorrhaging; a hemostatic agent.
aminocaproic acid, Amicar; vitamin K
Substance that interferes with the action of platelets. Prolongs bleeding time. Used to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
clopidogrel, Plavix; ticlopidine, Ticlid
Substance that increases the number of RBC's or the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
epoetin alfa, Procrit; darbepoetin alfa, Aranesp
Term meaning able to dissolve existing blood clots.
alteplase, Activase; streptokinase, Streptase