anticoagulant

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(ant″i-kō-ag′yŭ-lănt)

[anti- + coagulant]

1. Delaying or preventing blood coagulation.
2. An agent that prevents or delays blood coagulation. Common anticoagulants include heparin, sodium citrate, and warfarin sodium.

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ANTICOAGULATION Bruising and bleeding, common side effects of anticoagulation.

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