anticoagulant

Definitions of anticoagulant
  1. noun
    medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
    synonyms: anticoagulant medication, decoagulant
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    types:
    dicoumarol, dicumarol
    an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
    Lipo-Hepin, Liquaemin, heparin
    a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery
    Coumadin, warfarin
    an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
    type of:
    medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine
    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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