Definition of anticoagulant in English:


Line breaks: anti|coagu|lant
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪkəʊˈagjʊl(ə)nt


  • Having the effect of retarding or inhibiting the coagulation of the blood.
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    • Alcohol has two anticoagulant effects which make blood less likely to clot in the wrong place.
    • These include a change in the balance between procoagulant and anticoagulant factors in the blood.
    • Large amounts of garlic can increase the anticoagulant effects of pharmaceutical blood thinners (warfarin, high dose aspirin).


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  • An anticoagulant substance.
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    • For unstable angina the treatment is a daily 300 mg dose of aspirin, and injectable anticoagulants such as Heparin are administered in hospital.
    • Treatment then continued with a transition to long term use of oral anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists).
    • Examples of anticoagulants include aspirin, heparin, and warfarin.

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