Outline the mechanisms of action of anti-platelet drugs. (50% of marks) Briefly describe the mechanism of action, and pharmacokinetics of aspirin, in relation to its use as an anti-platelet drug. (50% of marks).

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Candidates should take note of how marks are apportioned to multi part questions and to avoid rewriting the same point more than twice. Generally there was a lack of sufficient breadth in knowledge in responses given for mechanism of action of anti-platelet drugs and sufficient depth of knowledge in relation to aspirin, in particular aspirin pharmacokinetics.