Ticagrelor, a New Antiplatelet Agent, Shows Promise in Secondary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke
Ticagrelor is an antiplatelet agent that works by reversibly binding to P2Y12 adenosine diphosphate receptors on platelets, similar to the mechanism of action of clopidogrel. However, it is a direct-acting drug, and not a pro-drug, and does not need to be enzymatically converted to be active, like clopidogrel.
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