The Daily PANCE and PANRE Extended Edition: Question 59

What is the mechanism of action for aspirin?

  1. Inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking cyclooxygenase-1 activity
  2. Exerts antiplatelet effects by blocking the platelet membrane adenosine diphosphate receptors
  3. Inhibits the platelet membrane glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor
  4. Converts plasminogen to the natural fibrinolytic agent plasmin

Answer: A

Inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking cyclooxygenase-1 activity

Aspirin inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking cyclooxygenase-1 activity.

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Aspirin and other cardiac medications are covered within the PANCE Cardiology Blueprint

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