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phytomenadione


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n. a form of vitamin K occurring naturally in green plants and synthesized for use as an antidote to overdosage with anticoagulant drugs and to prevent haemorrhagic disease of the newborn. Administered by mouth or injection, it promotes the production of prothrombin, essential for the normal coagulation of blood. Trade name: Konakion.

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