Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A substance that prevents the clotting of blood.
  • adjective Acting as an anticoagulant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Possessing the property of retarding or preventing coagulation, especially of the blood.
  • noun Any agent which retards or prevents coagulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine A substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting.
  • adjective Acting as an anticoagulant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood

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Examples

  • Researchers in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine have found that clopidogrel may be a safe and effective treatment for dogs that need long-term anticoagulant therapy.

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  • More than 18,000 patients from 44 countries took part in the three-year randomised evaluation of long-term anticoagulant therapy trial, the largest of its kind conducted.

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  • ORLANDO—The pharmaceutical industry's decades-long effort to find a kind of blood thinner called an anticoagulant that can help patients who have suffered a heart attack may finally have hit pay dirt, a major new study suggests.

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  • He found to his surprise that the anticoagulant was a very effective rat-killer.

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  • He found to his surprise that the anticoagulant was a very effective rat killer.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • He found to his surprise that the anticoagulant was a very effective rat killer.

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  • Once a DVT or PE has been diagnosed, treatment is started to thin the blood (known as anticoagulant therapy), reducing the risk that the clot will grow or spread.

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  • The aspirin is an anticoagulant -- keeps blood from clotting properly.

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  • The aspirin is an anticoagulant -- keeps blood from clotting properly.

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  • They are plastic or metal boxes with anticoagulant bait placed inside, so children and pets are protected from unintentional exposure.

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