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Effect of RA233 on Platelet Function In Vitro

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: (Published 11 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:83
  1. A. A. Hassanein,
  2. A. G. G. Turpie,
  3. G. P. McNicol,
  4. A. S. Douglas


    RA233, a new pyrimido-pyrimidine compound, is a powerful inhibitor of platelet function tested in vitro; it inhibits calcium and adenosine diphosphate (A.D.P.)-induced platelet aggregation, inhibits the retention of platelets by glass beads, decreases the release of platelet factor 3 by kaolin, and inhibits clot retraction. In some in-vitro systems RA233 is significantly more potent that its analogue RA433 in inhibiting platelet function.