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    Default The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    In a medical text, it say:
    ... treat with aspirin over claxane.
    I can't get the meaning of over.
    Does it mean instead of?

    I have following idiom dictionary:
    NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears
    But I couldn't see any entry for treat ... over

    If I want to find it in Oxford Learner's Dic. or idiom Dic., where should I look for?

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    Quote Originally Posted by yabi View Post
    In a medical text, it say:
    ... treat with aspirin over claxane.
    I can't get the meaning of over.
    Does it mean instead of?

    I have following idiom dictionary:
    NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears
    But I couldn't see any entry for treat ... over

    If I want to find it in Oxford Learner's Dic. or idiom Dic., where should I look for?
    Clexane (enoxaparin) is a type of injected heparin, a blood thinner. Aspirin also thins blood. These drugs are used in combination in a few disorders. This must be an American term. I guess it means that the basic treatment is the Clexane injections once a day, with oral aspirin 'covering' it.

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Clexane (enoxaparin) is a type of injected heparin, a blood thinner. Aspirin also thins blood. These drugs are used in combination in a few disorders. This must be an American term. I guess it means that the basic treatment is the Clexane injections once a day, with oral aspirin 'covering' it.
    I was moved with your medicine knowledge. Clexane is trade name but you know it. Is it because of your knowledge or it is a common word in where you live?

    Anyway here does the "over" means after and it complies using them together.

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    Have a look at Raymott's profile in the 'About me' section.

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    Quote Originally Posted by yabi View Post
    I was moved with your medicine knowledge. Clexane is trade name but you know it. Is it because of your knowledge or it is a common word in where you live?

    Anyway here does the "over" means after and it complies using them together.
    I used to be a doctor. As I said, I'm not familiar with that use of "over", so any further speculation would be guessing.

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    I'm never opposed to a guess or two If the book is an American book, the phrase might possibly mean "Choose aspirin over Clexane in treating this ailment."

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    Default Re: The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I'm never opposed to a guess or two If the book is an American book, the phrase might possibly mean "Choose aspirin over Clexane in treating this ailment."
    Yes, the context would certainly help. If the sentence was "If the patient is allergic to Clexane, treat with aspirin over Clexane" then I'm obviously wrong.

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