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anticoagulant

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

A substance that prevents the formation of blood clots. Heparin is a natural anticoagulant, which is extracted to treat such conditions as thrombosis and embolism. Synthetic anticoagulants...

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coumarin

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A pleasant-smelling colourless crystalline compound, C9H6O2, m.p. 70°C. It occurs naturally in tonka (or tonquin) beans, and is synthesized from salicylaldehyde. It forms coumarinic acid on...

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dicoumarol

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or (esp. US)

(formerly bishydroxycoumarin);3,3′‐methylenebis(4‐hydroxycoumarin), 3,3′‐methylenebis(4‐hydroxy‐2H‐1‐benzopyr...

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fetal Warfarin syndrome

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Abnormalities of bone and neurological development in infants born to mothers treated with the anticoagulant Warfarin during pregnancy.

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fibrillation

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A localized and involuntary twitching of muscle fibres; also, a chaotic twitching of muscle fibres of the heart. [So called because it arises from the discoordinated actions of muscle...

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Gas-6

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Growth arrest-specific gene 6. The gene product contains γ‐carboxyglutamate, and hence requires vitamin K for its synthesis; it is important in the regulation of growth and development....

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pesticide

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A chemical (such as an insecticide, fungicide, rodenticide, herbicide, or germicide) that is used to kill or control pests, such as insects, weeds, or micro‐organisms.

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phenindione

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(fen-in-di-ohn)

an anticoagulant drug administered by mouth to prevent or treat thrombosis in the blood vessels of the heart and limbs. The main side-effect is bleeding (see...

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vitamin K

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A fat-soluble substance produced in the gut by the action of normal intestinal flora that is absorbed in the small intestine and plays an essential role in the blood clotting mechanism.

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