Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A white crystalline compound, C19H16O4, used as a rodenticide and as an anticoagulant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An anticoagulant medication that is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders.

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

  • n. an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus

Etymologies

W(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Based on the initialism WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation). Compare coumarin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The FDA also raised concerns about the safety of rivaroxaban, noting "an excess of strokes in the rivaroxaban arm during the transition from blinded study drug to open label warfarin at the end of the study."

  • Atritech has completed an 800-patient randomized clinical trial of the device that demonstrated a 38 percent relative risk reduction for stroke, cardiovascular death and systemic embolism compared with long-term warfarin therapy.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Administration advisory panel voted 7 to 5 in favor of approving a device for closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) that they say is comparable to long-term warfarin therapy for the prevention of stroke in warfarin-eligible patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF).

    theHeart.org

  • - A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 7 to 5 in favor of approving a device for closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) that they say is comparable to long-term warfarin therapy for the prevention of stroke in warfarin-eligible patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF).

    theHeart.org

  • And then there are the chemo drugs themselves: the main ingredient in the blood thinner Coumadin is warfarin, which is also the main ingredient in mouse poison; not a comforting thought.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Analysts think Eliquis could capture a big chunk of what is estimated to be a multibillion-dollar market for new blood thinners with potential to replace a common treatment called warfarin.

    Bristol-Myers Net Falls, but Plavix Sales Are Up

  • Standard treatment for atrial fibrillation includes a blood thinner known as warfarin, sold by Bristol-Myers under the brand Coumadin, as well as aspirin, both of which reduce the risk of stroke.

    Plavix and Aspirin Cut Stroke and Heart Risk

  • Despite its problems, warfarin, which is available in generic versions, has proven staying power.

    Merck Acquires Rights to Anticoagulant

  • Cranberry juice can increase the effects of a blood thinner called warfarin (brand name Coumadin).

    Fruit juice and medications don't mix

  • Cranberry juice can increase the effects of a blood thinner called warfarin brand name Coumadin.

    Fruit juice and medications don't mix

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  • And now, through the magic of Wordie, it does!

    October 11, 2007

  • This word should be a slangy form of warfaring, which should also exist.

    October 11, 2007

  • It's no fun listing normal words! Hasn't u taught you anything?!

    October 11, 2007

  • A nurse I lived with once told me she'd warfarinised two patients that day, which caused me to picture some sort of ray-gun.

    October 11, 2007

  • A crystalline substance used in medicine as an anticoagulant, either to prevent the clotting of blood or to break up existing clots, and otherwise as a poison for rats, etc.

    Etymology: 1940s: from Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation + coumarin.

    October 11, 2007

  • In what way? I just like the sound of it. :-)

    October 10, 2007

  • This seems a strange word to list!

    October 10, 2007