Definition of tranexamic acid in English:

tranexamic acid


mass nounMedicine
  • A synthetic compound derived from cyclohexane which inhibits the breakdown of fibrin in blood clots and is used to treat haemorrhage.

    Chemical formula: NH₂CH₂C₆H₁₀COOH

    • ‘Nonhormone treatments for menorrhagia are more appropriate, with the first-line choices being tranexamic acid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs taken during the menstrual cycle.’
    • ‘It has fewer side-effects than tranexamic acid.’
    • ‘Two other commonly prescribed painkillers, mefenamic acid and tranexamic acid, are excellent.’
    • ‘After dental extraction bleeding can be stopped with oral tranexamic acid mouth wash.’
    • ‘One study has shown that tranexamic acid reduces transfusion requirements in patients presenting with non-variceal haemorrhage.’


1960s: from elements of the systematic name, trans-4-aminomethylcyclohexanecarboxylic acid.


tranexamic acid