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ANTICOAGULANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does anticoagulant mean? 

ANTICOAGULANT (noun)
  The noun ANTICOAGULANT has 1 sense:

1. medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood

  Familiarity information: ANTICOAGULANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANTICOAGULANT (noun)


Sense 1anticoagulant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

anticoagulant; anticoagulant medication; decoagulant

Hypernyms ("anticoagulant" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "anticoagulant"):

dicoumarol; dicumarol (an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin)

heparin; Lipo-Hepin; Liquaemin (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)


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