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What is the rationale behind usage of asprin?

what is the rationale behind usage of asprin?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Prostaglandins cause tiny particles in your blood (known as platelets) to stick together to form a blood clot. By inhibiting prostaglandin production, aspirin slows down clot production. Although this can be bad, such as with a bloody nose -- in which case you want a clot to form -- blood clots can be damaging as well, such as in causing heart attacks by clogging the blood vessels that bring oxygen and energy to the beating heart.
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