anticoagulant anticoagulant

Definition(s):

  • (n) medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The best known anticoagulant, warfarin, is used in calculated overdoses as a rat poison.
  2. It is thought that the anticoagulant drugs he had been taking had caused a tendency toward prolonged bleeding, and he went into shock.
  3. But warfarin, believes Chemist Link, is the best anticoagulant now available: it can be used in smaller doses than dicoumarin; it can be given by mouth, by injection or rectally.

News

  1. “WarLess” Dental Procedure Allows Heart Patients to Continue Anticoagulation Therapy

    Dental implant surgery procedures can conflict with the medication needs of heart patients. An article in a special issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology explains a less invasive approach to dental implants which offers heart patients a better surgical and postsurgical experience by allowing the patient to undergo the procedure without interruption of long-term anticoagulant medication ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. New biotech company may prevent blood clots through its anticoagulant drug

    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have won early financial backing for a new kind of anticoagulant drug they believe may prevent dangerous blood clots without causing bleeding - a previously unachievable goal. Index Ventures, working with GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson via an early-stage biotech fund, said on Monday it was investing $11 million in [...]
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  3. UK scientists win funding for new kind of anticoagulant drug

    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have won early financial backing for a new kind of anticoagulant drug they believe may prevent dangerous blood clots without causing bleeding - a previously unachievable goal. Index Ventures, working with GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson via an early-stage biotech fund, said on Monday it was investing $11 million in XO1, a new company set up to develop ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • Mr Stevenson said the deal was a "victory for common sense", but blasted other MEPs who had claimed the plans were nothing to worry about. "It was quite clear when these regulations were first proposed that anticoagulant rodenticides would...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Struan Stevenson Source: Farming UK

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