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Explanation: antiagrégeant plaquettaire =
contre l'agrégation plaquettaire
-- c'est-à-dire qui s'oppose à l'action des plaquettes, et notamment à leur agrégation qui provoque la formation d'un thrombus.
antithrombotic / anticoagulant
Anticoagulant Agents as Antithrombotic Agents
MORE INTERESTING TERMINOLOGY IN THE FOLLOWING:
Anticoagulation – Antithrombotic Therapy
Fourth ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy: Chest 1995;108(No.4): October Supplement
This is an excellent reference updated approximately every 3 years. The supplement contains individual articles reviewing anticoagulant and antithrombotic drugs as well as current guidelines for a variety of indications based on expert panel recommendations.
Explanation: "Study coordinators recently announced that clopidogrel, a new antiplatelet agent, is significantly better than aspirin at reducing the number of heart attacks, strokes and vascular deaths in at-risk patients"
STUDY CONFIRMS CLOPIDOGREL BETTER THAN ASIRIN IN REDUCING RISK ... I'm a surgeon
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Explanation: Defined in the Grand Dictionnaire as: "Groupe de médicaments utilisés en thérapeutique pour leur propriété d'inhibition de l'agrégation plaquettaire et déterminant un allongement du temps de saignement."
This translation and a very similar definition is also given in Kernbaum/Grünfeld (see below).
(All comes down to much the same thing as other answers)