The so-called blood thinner, also called an anti-coagulant are terms used interchangeably and
the med in this context is to stop platelet formation...the cells in blood plasma from forming clots. They are most used in those who are at risk for heart attack, stroke, or aneurisms. A "blood thinner" can be composed of several different chemical formations. The most common blood thinner, and
most often used is aspirin, taken in doses of 81mg per day, essentially one baby aspirin.