Definition of Anticoagulant

1. Noun. Medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood.




Definition of Anticoagulant

1. Noun. (medicine) A substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. ¹

2. Adjective. Acting as an anticoagulant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anticoagulant

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Medical Definition of Anticoagulant

1. Any substance that prevents blood clotting. Those drugs administered for prophylaxis or treatment of thromboembolic disorders are heparin, which inactivates thrombin and several other clotting factors and which must be administered parenterally and the oral anticoagulants (warfarin, dicumarol and congeners) which inhibit the hepatic synthesis of vitamin K dependent clotting factors. Anticoagulant solutions used for the preservation of stored whole blood and blood fractions are acid citrate dextrose (ACD), citrate phosphate dextrose (CPD), citrate phosphate dextrose adenine (cPDA 1) and heparin. Anticoagulants used to prevent clotting of blood specimens for laboratory analysis are heparin and several substances that make calcium ions unavailable to the clotting process, including EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), citrate, oxalate and fluoride. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anticoagulant

anticlined
anticlines
anticling
anticlinoria
anticlinorium
anticlinoriums
anticlockwise
anticloning
anticlot
anticlotting
anticlumping
anticlutter
anticly
anticnemion
anticness
anticoagulant (current term)
anticoagulant medication
anticoagulant therapy
anticoagulants
anticoagulated
anticoagulation
anticoagulative
anticoal
anticoalition
anticodes
anticoding strand
anticodon
anticodons
anticoffee
anticoincidence

Literary usage of Anticoagulant

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1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"This procedure transformed the coagulant of such lung tissue into a strong anticoagulant, which may be made still more active by addition of small amounts ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"The amount of anticoagulant required for the quantity of blood to be ... (c) The anticoagulant solution. The anticoagulant solution shall be sterile and ..."

3. Experimental Pharmacology by Hugh McGuigan (1919)
"The pressure bottle may be used as in the illustration where the pressure is transmitted by a hand pump to the anticoagulant fluid, or if the air system of ..."

4. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"Pharmaceutical protocols for anticoagulant and antibiotic prophylaxis were ... Review of 30 patients showed that an ineffective anticoagulant was used in ..."

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