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Glycoprotein platelet inhibitors

What are Glycoprotein platelet inhibitors

Glycoprotein platelet inhibitors prevent platelet adhesion by binding to the glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptors on the plasma membrane of platelets. They stop the actual substrates of the glycoprotein receptors from binding to the receptor, so inhibit platelets from sticking together to form a thrombus, which can lead to stroke, myocardial infarction or deep vein thrombosis.

Glycoprotein platelet inhibitors are used in patients with angina, after a heart attack, angioplasty or other types of coronary vasculature procedures.

List of Glycoprotein platelet inhibitors:

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Aggrastat (Pro, More...)
generic name: tirofiban
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Integrilin (Pro, More...)
generic name: eptifibatide
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ReoPro (Pro, More...)
generic name: abciximab
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